October 29, 2014:
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a Recommendation of HTML5, the fifth version of the format used to create Web pages and applications, and the basis for the Open Web Platform. For application developers and the market HTML5 means a set of features on which there can be based for the coming years. HTML5 is now supported on a wide variety of devices, reducing the cost of creating advanced applications that can be used by users everywhere.
“Today we consider natural to have video and audio in the native browser, and use a browser on a phone,” said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. “We expect to be able to share pictures, shop, read news, and search for information anywhere, on any device. Even if they remain invisible to most users, HTML5 and Open Web Platform are addressing these emerging user needs. “
HTML5 introduces support in Web video and audio without the need for plug-ins; programmatic access to screens that depend on the size of the device, which is useful for display of images, the graphics of the games, or for other graphics applications; native support for vector graphics (SVG) and mathematical formulas (MathML); notations important to write the countries of East Asia (Ruby); features to help improve access to the advanced applications; and much more.
The position of IWA
As the leader of a global association of professional Web are really excited about the W3C HTML5, because this will help our members to have the most stable guideline for the development of innovative websites and responsive web applications. We have been involved recently in the group of HTML5 and we discovered that there is great interest in a stable version of this specification, particularly among those who develop Web sites for private and public companies. We will support the specification, even with training and awareness of our members, and we hope that it will be easily implemented and implemented with full support for accessibility for people with disabilities.