2014-10-30

Web standards for the future, W3C video, HTML5, Open Web Platform



Web standards for the future from W3C
The W3C community works hard to create Web standards. In this video, learn why. Get involved at w3.org/participate

Steve Jobs (2010): "We have two platforms we support. One is completely open and uncontrolled, and that is HTML5. We support HTML5. We have the best support for HTML 5 of anyone in the world." "We then support a curated platform, which is the App Store," Jobs said, adding that "we've got a few rules." (source)

HTML5 Icon Open Web Platform Milestone Achieved with HTML5 Recommendation:
Next Generation Web Technologies Build on Stable Foundation

From the W3C Press Release:
"28 October 2014 — The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a Recommendation of HTML5, the fifth major revision of the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform. For application developers and industry, HTML5 represents a set of features that people will be able to rely on for years to come. HTML5 is now supported on a wide variety of devices, lowering the cost of creating rich applications to reach users everywhere. "Today we think nothing of watching video and audio natively in the browser, and nothing of running a browser on a phone," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. "We expect to be able to share photos, shop, read the news, and look up information anywhere, on any device. Though they remain invisible to most users, HTML5 and the Open Web Platform are driving these growing user expectations." HTML5 brings to the Web video and audio tracks without needing plugins; programmatic access to a resolution-dependent bitmap canvas, which is useful for rendering graphs, game graphics, or other visual images on the fly; native support for scalable vector graphics (SVG) and math (MathML); annotations important for East Asian typography (Ruby); features to enable accessibility of rich applications; and much more...." Read more here.

Next up? See HTML 5.1 Nightly

About the World Wide Web Consortium:
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. The Open Web Platform is a current major focus. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and Beihang University in China, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/ In 2014 celebrate both W3C's 20th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the invention of the Web by Tim Berners-Lee.




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