The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finalized the standards for HTML5. The W3C pledged to get it done by 2014, but they are well ahead of schedule. The next step for HTML5 is to focus on interoperability and performance testing to make sure that HTML5 works smoothly on all browsers, servers, and web tools. The W3C hopes that this will bring “broad HTML5 interoperability” by 2014.
World Wide Web Consortium Posts
On August 6, 1991 (exactly 20 years ago), the World Wide Web had become publicly available. The WWW’s creator Tim Berner-Lee posted a short summary of the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. The World Wide Web was originated from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Berners-Lee was looking for a way for physicists to share information around the world. In 1989, Berners-Lee wrote a paper that proposed “A large hypertext database with typed links.” Although the project did not progress far within CERN, it was expanded into a concrete document that proposed a World Wide Web of documents with hypertext links.
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The World Wide Web Consortium has revealed a new logo for HTML5. There is already T-shirts and stickers with the new logo printed on them. “In addition to work on the specification, test suites, and useful materials for developers, we seek to raise awareness about W3C technology and to promote adoption of W3C standards,” stated W3C spokesman Ian Jacobs.