Those of us in the world of taxonomies understand the importance of consistency and standards. So when the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently 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, we got a little excited.
For application developers and industry, HTML5 represents a set of features that people will be able to rely on for years to come. HTML5 brings to the Web video and audio tracks without needing plugins, among many other things.
“Today we think nothing of watching video and audio natively in the browser, and nothing of running a browser on a phone,” said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. “We expect to be able to share photos, shop, read the news, and look up information anywhere, on any device. Though they remain invisible to most users, HTML5 and the Open Web Platform are driving these growing user expectations.”
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.