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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · December
· · · · 04 (1 entry)

Defining HTML · There’s a new thing in the world. Since I got mixed up in the Web a dozen years ago, there’ve al­ways been groups of peo­ple try­ing to stan­dard­ize HTML (at the IETF, at the W3C, wherever) and as long as I can re­mem­ber, they’ve been ge­nial­ly ig­nored, most­ly, by brows­er mak­er­s. Maybe no longer; it seems that the WHAT-WG has bro­ken through and been no­ticed. Mozil­la en­gi­neer Rob Sayre tells us that WHAT-WG is bet­ter than the pre­vi­ous con­tenders to the HTML-standardization throne, that Fire­fox has al­ready picked up one piece of their draft-ware, and will be im­ple­ment­ing more. Mean­while, Sam Ru­by is do­ing out­stand­ing work, ap­par­ent­ly per­suad­ing the WHATters of the virtues keep­ing what they’re call­ing “HTML5” some­what com­pat­i­ble with the rest of the world’s markup.
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