The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a Recommendation of HTML5, the fifth major revision of the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform. Microsoft, Microsoft Open Technologies, other browser vendors, and the web community at large in celebrating the HTML5 specification reaching W3C Recommendation.
This milestone represents many years of commitment from people and organizations around the world to produce and stabilize the next generation of the W3C Open Web Platform. The IE team believes that the standards process is vital to creating an interoperable Web and ensuring that the web just works for everyone. We’d also like to congratulate the W3C on its 20th anniversary and look forward to continued collaboration on the future of the open web.
Now that HTML5 is done, W3C is now focusing on lowering the cost of developing powerful, cross-platform applications. The are focusing the following features for the next gen platform,
- Security and Privacy: identity, crypto, multi-factor authentication, privacy protection
- Core Web Design and Development: HTML next generation, style, layout, graphics, animations, typography
- Device Interaction: access to hardware and sensors such as bluetooth, NFC, vibration, etc.
- Application Lifecycle: background tasks to manage offline, push, geofencing, sync
- Media and Real-Time Communications: WebRTC, streaming media
- Performance and Tuning: profiling, enhancements such hints and pre-loading, responsive design
- Usability and Accessibility: ensuring the Web is accessible to all and supports the world’s languages
- Services: social Web, payments, annotations, Web of data
Read more about it here.