The W3C and the HTML5 standard – light at the end of the tunnel
Irving, Texas – October 1, 2012 — Things appear to be very busy over at the W3C, where itsCEO Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe has requested the HTML5 Working Groups to pull their socks up and reach ‘recommendation status’ by the end of 2014. It would seem that the recent split which gave birth to the ‘HTML5 Living Standard’ has had its effect. Could this be the first step to a reunification? Unlikely. The fast-moving ‘Living Standard’ didn’t fit well with the process-laden W3C.
What Four Js thinks
The HTML5 Living Standard has the browser as its ‘design center’, whereas the W3C covers a much broader field as can be seen from the diagram above. Four Js’ focus is the user experience and so it seems natural to follow Living Standard developments first and the W3C second. Either way, we follow what the market demands and will implement those features that our customers need most. Differences between the two standards can be viewed here.