Microsoft Set To Join HTML5 Draft


In a mailing list posting on Friday, Microsoft IE team offered a host of questions and concerns with the present proposal on efforts to renovate HyperText Markup Language (HTML5), the updated standard used to describe Web pages. HTML5 current draft includes a number of significant advancements, notably several that make the Web a better foundation for applications.

The present HTML5 features are built-in video and audio, the ability to access stored data on a local computer even when offline, Canvas for creating sophisticated graphics, and better Web application user interfaces. Which before now had much of its creation supported by Apple, Google, Opera, and Mozilla.

Microsoft IE Program Manager, Adrian Bateman stated among other things, that the IE team is reviewing the current editor's draft of the HTML5 specifications and gathering their thoughts. 'We want to share our feedback and discuss this in the working group'.

The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), has been saddled with the current course of HTML5 by the Browser giant. Whereas, the formal HTML standard is under the governance of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
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