After a mere 10 years the W3C Group has finally published its first public working draft of HTML 5. This latest HTML draft reflects the growing needs of the web, and has extended in several new directions. Some of the new inclusions are APIs for 2D Drawing, better control over embedded multimedia, and a huge list of changes.
“Ajax and related innovations have propelled demands for a new standard that allows people to create web applications that interoperate across desktop and mobile,” the group said.
Additionally according to the W3C Group, HTML 5 will: “Improve interoperability and reduce software costs by giving precise rules not only about how to handle all correct HTML documents but also how to recover errors.”
With all this is mind, you will only need to wait around 3 years for the spec to be finished…. browsers to support it…. and the public to embrace it…. for proof of this look no farther then CSS 1.0 which wasn’t really heavily used (as intended with Pure CSS Design something Beanstalk specializes in) until around 2003, which came out in 1999.