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A first draft of HTML 5… toward a new HTML?

W3C just published today a first draft of HTML 5. HTML 5 replaces HTML 4 and XHTML 1.

  • They are getting rid of the “acronym” elements because it was rarely used.
  • The elements “canvas,” “video”, “audio” are added: the HTML becomes fully multimedia. However, MathML and SVG remain embedded content.
  • They added the “article,” “section,” and “figure” elements which should be useful to blogs and news sites.