TechRepublic asks Ian Hickson, “It’s been nearly 10 years since HTML 4 was published as a spec, about the same amount of time that it took to get to HTML 4. How do you think that this timeline affects HTML 5?”
HTML 5 Editor Hickson outlines:
- First W3C Working Draft in October 2007.
- Last Call Working Draft in October 2009.
- Call for contributions for the test suite in 2011.
- Candidate Recommendation in 2012.
- First draft of test suite in 2012.
- Second draft of test suite in 2015.
- Final version of test suite in 2019.
- Reissued Last Call Working Draft in 2020.
- Proposed Recommendation in 2022.
Hickson explains, “This may look ridiculous (2003 to 2022 is 19 years!), but it’s worth considering how this compares to HTML4, DOM2 HTML, and XHTML1, the three specifications that HTML5 is intended to update and replace.” (Source: TechRepublic)
Read more at the article “HTML 5 Editor Ian Hickson discusses features, pain points, adoption rate, and more”.
Wow that sure take long. But that’s okay, if it takes too long, browsers would begin their premature implementations anyway.
By the way I just realized I have a tag erroneously named ‘bowser’. Above is Bowser.