W3C: Hold Off on Deploying HTML5

W3C: Hold Off on Deploying HTML5

Companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple have been eagerly promoting HTML5, but the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the standard, says it’s not quite ready for use. “The problem we’re facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML5, but it’s a little too early to deploy it because we’re running into interoperability issues,” said the organization’s Philippe Le Hegaret. [login]

Le Hegaret added that Flash will still have a place on the Web, even after the HTML5 standard is complete. “We’re not going to retire Flash anytime soon,” he said.

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