HTML 5 first working draft released

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2008 by Steve Faulkner

The first working draft of HTML5 has been published:

“…to make comments regarding this document, please send them to public-html-comments@w3.org. …All feedback is welcome…The publication of this document by the W3C as a W3C Working Draft does not imply that all of the participants in the W3C HTML working group endorse the contents of the specification…”

Public review and comments from outside the Working Group are needed, especially in regard to accessibility features.

Differences Between HTML5 and HTML4 working draft has also been published.

The comments archive is at: Public HTML comments mail archive

And don’t forget the HTML 5 Design Principles – W3C Working Draft 26 November 2007.

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Thanks to Laura Carlson for keeping us all in the loop.

About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPG. He joined The Paciello Group in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, ARIA in HTML, Notes on Using ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility.

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