Here are some major game changers that we’ll see with HTML 5:
- The elements will be more aligned with modern web design practices. Some of the new tags include <header>,<nav>,<aside>,<footer>, <audio> and <video> and etc.
- The DOCTYPE was simplified to <!DOCTYPE html>
- New APIs (application programming interfaces) will be included. This will enable developers to add drag-n-drop features, document editing, drawing and so on
- You will be able to embed audio/video directly in the HTML code and without the need for external plugins
Not bad?! But nobody can’t say for sure when HTML 5 will be adopted. The first public working draft with the HTML 5 specifications was published January of 2008. The last one was published in August of this year. The major browsers are gradually incorporating HTML 5 specs, but it might be a while before they are fully compatible and before developers start using the language. [via w3.org]