Grauw’s blog

HTML5 indifference

May 7th, 2009

Nowadays, I’m pretty much indifferent to the HTML5 effort. Several people behind it just have a serious attitude problem, and coincidentally also a view of software engineering that (on certain points) I can not agree with. I’m not alone in having this frustration. A few links regarding recent events:



Re: HTML5 indifference by Sergey Ilinsky at 2009-05-14 01:46

I share this frustration as well. Although I strongly believe core people around this effort are incredibly smart, the output (“spec”s) doesn’t look good enough. I have many concerns about it, but the major one is that technology is very much inconsistent with itself as well as with many other existing ones. That is also why it looks locked for extensions in a row of directions.