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Plans for HTML6

by Lachlan Hunt in WHATWG

The WHATTF have today decided to reveal our plans for HTML6. The objective is to rewrite HTML5 based off the new ISO standard OOXML specification as the serialization. The architectural model will adhere to the principle of separation of semantics from presentation using RDF for semantics and XSL-FO for presentation. An XML Schema will be provided for semantic validation.

Advantages:

We firmly believe that new HTML version should maintain backwards compatibility and specification writers must not reinvent the wheel. We've come to the conclusion that the OOXML specification adheres to these goals, making life easier for everyone: users, developers, implementors and spec writers

More details will follow soon.

7 Responses to “Plans for HTML6”

  1. Mihai Sucan says:

    Any Estimated Time of Arrival? :)

  2. +1 Awesome idea!

  3. Xmlizer says:

    Excellent !
    I would be please to act as a Liaison with ECMA and why not ISO group in a soon future !

  4. Goolic says:

    “We firmly believe that new HTML version should maintain backwards compatibility and specification writers must not reinvent the wheel. We’ve come to the conclusion that the OOXML specification adheres to these goals, making life easier for everyone: users, developers, implementors and spec writers”

    I cant belive that OOXML is nearly compatible or easy… Happily today is April 1st

  5. [...] Today I have extremely exciting news from the web standards front. The WHATTF published some of their plans for HTML 6 on the (as always, highly recommended) WHATWG Blog. Apparently this will integrate Open Office XML (ISO Standard), RDF, XSL-FO and even SOAP! Also, XML Schema will be used instead of DTDs. [...]

  6. ask says:

    I got to this post a little late as I’ve been away. very funny. one of the best I’ve seen.

  7. funktifyknow says:

    right considering that HTML 5 isn’t even a standard yet. not to mention that it won’t be implemented for at least another 5 years