Monday, September 15th, 2008
“Jeff, I agree with you. What’s important isn’t when a spec is officially “done”, it’s when we can starting using the new shiny stuff. That’s why I was advising against paying any attention to the 2022 date: it’s completely irrelevant to developers like you and me.”
This was in response to Jeff Croft’s piece on HTML 5 and the 2022 date that people found on the recent Hixie interview. I had a feeling people would jump on that, but as others have mentioned and Jeremy (and Simon) say clearly is that a lot of HTML 5 is here or arriving very fast indeed. The browsers are engaged again, because we as developers are very engaged, so we should expect more.
Anne Van Kesteren points out what a W3C recommendation is all about. It is true “recommendation” is a strange word. For some reason that feels like a fluffy thing that people do early on. “Hey, before you get started, I have a few recommendations” rather than something that comes later on in any process :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:05 am