Day before Yesterday (i.e. on 28th Oct, 2014), the HTML Working Group finally published HTML5 as W3C’s official recommendation. If you do not know the whole story, do not understand that from where HTML5 & W3C originally came out, it was started by some developers who have formed a rebel group called WhatWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group). From there the rest is history.
“Today we think nothing of watching video and audio natively in the browser, and nothing of running the browser on the 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 These are driving growing user expectations.“
The HTML5 was very important because it brought a bundle of new features for developers, transforming the way that we developed for the web. The arrival of new tags, APIs and especially the ability to play video and audio without the need for any plugins. Also, the HTML5 test suite includes over 100,000 tests and still growing to strengthen the browsers interoperability.
With this official news, W3C announced Royalty-Free licensing commitments from over 60 companies under W3C’s Patent Policy, which is going to benefit the software implementers the most. Now, software developers can utilize the web technology without paying royalties to the companies under W3C’s Patent Policy, making the Web a better platform for innovation.