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2022

by James Graham in Processing Model, WHATWG

There has been a certain amount of controversy over the supposed date of 2022 for HTML 5 to be "finished". It is somewhat important to realise the significance that should be attached to this date:

None at all

OK, strictly speaking that's not quite true, but it's a pretty good approximation to the truth. What really matters is when browsers ship HTML5 features. Given that's already happening, there is really no cause for alarm. By 2022 we hope to have a full testsuite and two full implementations but then we also expect to see products shipping with features from HTML 6.

4 Responses to “2022”

  1. Whoops, I guess I jumped the gun. Should I pull that page down and wait until 2022? ;-)

  2. [...] WATHWG responde: quita importancia a la polémica y asegura que puede ser que todo este 100% finalizado en 2022 pero para esa fecha habrá incluso módulos de HTML6. Dependerá de los navegadores cuándo empecemos a usar el 5 [...]

  3. [...] was in response to Jeff Croft’s piece on HTML 5 and the 2022 date that people found on the recent Hixie interview. I had a feeling people would jump on that, but as [...]

  4. [...] as “the date when I can start using HTML 5 features.” It bears repeating that the “2022″ date has no significance at all for web developers. Most browser vendors are actively involved in HTML 5, several browsers are [...]

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