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Re: Question about HTML5 and how it is implemented worldwide

From: T.J. Crowder <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:43:11 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTikznLoboPt-nGnETt+uG4NVAEso44+ExpK8Bzq=@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brown Derek <Derek.Brown@gps.eni.it>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Hello Derek,

HTML5 is a* specification*, or a set of specifications, depending on your
viewpoint. It is not an *implementation*.

The specifications will be ( / are being / have been to some extent)
implemented by *vendors*. In this case, the vendors will be folks providing
web browsers, so we're talking about Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera,
Apple, etc., etc. Some parts of HTML5 "merely" standardize things that the
vendors have already done; other parts of HTML5 are new and will need to be
implemented. The extent to which aspects of HTML5 are actually implemented
will vary by vendor. The good news is that the the vendors creating browsers
are actively involved in the specification effort, which is a big change
from some years ago.

So answering your question: The W3C and the HTML5 working group don't/won't
actually create implementations at all (although some of the people
participating may *also* work for a vendor and may implement things for that
vendor), vendors will/do.

I hope that clarifies things a bit.

Best,
--
T.J. Crowder
Independent Software Engineer
www / crowdersoftware / com
tj / crowdersoftware / com


On 18 November 2010 14:16, Brown Derek <Derek.Brown@gps.eni.it> wrote:

>  Good Afternoon 
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> A colleague of mine and I were wondering how you implement these HTML 5
> changes across the world  so everyone
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> can benefit from the changes you think of?
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> So, we have HTML v.1  and you can make borders and tables and fun stuff 
> insert pictures and such.  But then
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> you decide that you want to drag and drop photos into websites  here comes
> v.5.  I can imagine you writing code
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> on your computer and them making your personal computer do this magic  but
> HOW the heck do you write the
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> general worldwide language and make it so everyone  across the universe 
> can use it?
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> Fascinating.
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> I would perceive the answer being relatively simple, but at this point, my
> knowledge base is extremely minimal.
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> I am still fighting with v.1  so to speak.
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> Thanks for your answer and all your work.
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> Regards,
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> Derek
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