Re: HTML5 TV Profile versus CEA2014

Dear Jacques,
is difficult to give a full reply to the first part of your question (if  
CEA or any other group is working on html5 profile) without violating  
confidentiality of such groups.

What I can "observe" is that some organizations like OIPF have already  
referenced parts of HTML5 (& co) in their published specifications; it is  
expected that some others are working on HTML5 profiles as well.
The risk once again is that each group comes up with similar but slightly  
different solutions. That is why I believe would be beneficial to get W3C  
involved in such activities (and this IG to act as the first contact  

This is the reason why we started to discuss the possibility of a TV  
profile in this group, as announced in [1], with latest draft available in  

My proposal would be for this group to reach out to other relevant  
industry groups once we have reached a critical mass.
Anyway since this forum is public, individuals can already promote this  
activity externally.

Note that IMO we should not /cannot replace what groups like the ones you  
mention have done and will do. Our aim should be to help such groups to  
correctly reference and use a set of web technology in a way that do not  
disrupt the web ecosystem.

The final goal should be to minimize differences between all these  


On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:48:04 +0100, Jacques DUMAREST  
<> wrote:

> Current standards such as DLNA, DTG, HbbTV are relying on CEA2014B for  
> Remote UI, and CEA2014 is based on HTML4.01. OTT standards evolution  
> will definitively want to take advantage of HTML5 new features:  
> Audio/Video tag, graphic, .... Do you know if CEA is planning to propose  
> an evolution of CEA2014/CE-HTML based on HTML5, or do you think it is up  
> to W3C & Web & TV IG to propose such a profile / standard?
> Thanks and Best Regards
> Jacques Dumarest

Giuseppe Pascale
TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software

Received on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:30:00 UTC