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The Last Version Number of HTML

January 21, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“HTML5 will be the last version of HTML that carries a version number.

Ian Hickson, a Google engineer and editor of the HTML5 standard announced that the language will be transitioned to a “living standard” without version numbers. A bit like like Chrome, if you will.

Hickson justified the decision because of the continued high demand for new features in HTML5 and the fact that the specification will have to be extended for quite some time until the standard could be called “complete”.

He also noted that it was difficult to exactly define HTML5 as the term describes several different technologies and has been generalized quite a bit.”

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