W3C: HTML 5.0 to be finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 coming in 2016

By on September 25, 2012, 9:30 AM

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the collective that manages specifications used on the Internet, has issued a report on the progress of HTML 5. The markup language that is know by many as the Java killer wasn’t originally scheduled to be finished for another 10 years but thankfully the Consortium came to their senses and put development into hyperdrive.

The W3C now says HTML 5 Candidate Recommendation, described by Engadget as a feature-frozen beta, will be submitted by the end of the year before being finalized by the end of 2014. This will consist of features that are stable and used in real world browsers.

Any pieces of the puzzle that are found to be unstable or have any other sort of problems will be removed from the candidate and set aside for a draft version of HTML 5.1. That version will include the unfinished bits along with everyone else from HTML 5.0 and is expected to be finalized and released in 2016.

The long-term goal is to continue this development route, meaning anything that isn’t ready for an HTML 5.1 Recommendation will be moved to HTML 5.2. Rinse and repeat with 5.3, 5.4 and so on.

Part of the reason that HTML 5 will see the light of day sooner rather than later is the fact that several technologies like Web Workers and WebSockets have been removed from the proverbial HTML 5 umbrella and are now considered separate specifications.

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H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I wish that everyone would be able to view HTML5 and CSS3 without browser issues? Its damn hard trying to make your content available to all audience without issues. Hopefully by 2014 all browsers will have 100% full HTML5 and CSS3 support.

HTML5 + CSS3 + jQuery > All

1 person liked this | waterytowers said:

"The markup language that is know by many as the Java killer"

Don't you mean Flash Killer.

RajeGera RajeGera said:

Saw some examples on HTML5..amazing...

Guest said:

Websockets should be finalized soon.

1 person liked this | Guest said:

Two words: too slowly !!!

Puiu Puiu said:

"The markup language that is know by many as the Java killer"

Don't you mean Flash Killer.

it's for the mobile part, not only the websites. it replaced java in mobile apps. (it still is behind java when it comes to what you can do with it though)

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