W3C releases 1st draft revision of HTML 5. Calls it HTML 5.1

W3C releases 1st draft revision of HTML 5. Calls it HTML 5.1


On December 17, 2012, W3C made HTML5 and Canvas 2D Context Specifications html-5.1Candidate Recommendations, as the 1st revision of version 5 . It will be called HTML5.1.  Though there is still a long way to reach the Recommendation status in mid 2014, the specifications are “feature complete” as of today. It means that nothing more will be added other than fine-tuning to archive interoperability or performance issues.

What to do now?

You won’t find anything extraordinary yet, as additional HTML and canvas features will appear in these documents as we move forward. But the Canvas 2D and eventually 3D will bring Rich animation and gaming on your web browsers in 2-3 years without installing any 3rd party plugin.

Where HTML 5 stands as of today?

Though all popular browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, even Internet Explorer support HTML5, according to W3C it will be officially release in 2014. By 2016 HTML5.1 will be released which will be more standardized version of version 5.

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