HTML 5 is the proposed new standard for writing web pages and, most importantly, web applications. It’s deliberately being designed to be an open standard that competes with Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight to be the language of web applications.
I believe that if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the government. The spec isn’t finished yet, so I decided to try to use the new language in order to see how it works in the real world, and give feedback to the working group from a pragmatic perspective rather than academic.
This talk summarises my hair-raising adventures in The HTML 5 Experiments (dah dah DAH!!)
Bruce was technical lead for the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the UK. He’s a member of the Web Standards Project and co-wrote and co-edited “Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regualtory Compliance”.
He now evangelises Open Web Standards for Opera Software. Previously, he was a tarot card reader in Istanbul, a volunteer pharmacist in Calucutta, tutor to a Thai princess and a movie actor in Bombay.
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