HTML5 is now final and ready for prime time, says the World Wide Web Consortium

HTML5 is now final and ready for prime time, says the World Wide Web Consortium

The HTML5 standard is now officially being recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The HTML5 standard has been around for years and powers many of your favorite sites. TodayÔÇÖs news from W3C (the international standards organization for the World Wide Web) says that after all those years of use, HTML5 is ready for prime time.

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HTML5 allows for native media playing in browsers. Previously, technologies like QuickTime and Flash were needed to play videos in a siteÔÇÖs page. The organization says that it worked with more than 60 companies getting the standard finalized and that over 4,000 bugs were squashed during the process.

W3C produced the following video to explain why you should care about standards like HTML5.

Ôץ Open Web Platform Milestone Achieved with HTML5 Recommendation [W3C]

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