So where does that leave HTML 5, which Google often talks about as though it was already approved? "I think HTML 5 is more of a collection of things that have gotten traction for a little while and gotten good consensus through WHATWG (which is probably the most effective Web working group). You do the best to try to figure out what the fundamental building blocks are going to be and implement systems and then standardise as you go, or standardise a little afterward. I think that we now have a set of standards that are coalescing into HTML 5. But I think HTML 5 as a thing, as a whole entity, that’s a pretty long time coming."
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