[whatwg] HTML 5 will be ready in 2022

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Sep 12 14:47:39 PDT 2008

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008, Brenton Strine wrote:
> I know many web developers who get upset when they hear that HTML 5 is 
> expected to become an official reccomendation in 2022.

Yeah, I'm always amused when people get upset over the idea that we might 
be able to get two completely bug-free implementations in only ten years. 
I mean, I know it's optimistic and unprecedented, but we have to try! ;-)

> Is there some place that documents the parts of HTML 5 that are already 
> up and running? Can I use <canvas> or <video>? In which browsers? What 
> other tags can I use? What other fancy HTML 5 stuff can I do today in 
> 2008? Shouldn't the whatwg wiki document that kind of stuff?

The spec itself has little annotation boxes on the left hand side that 
documents where implementations stand, sort-of. There's also this wiki 


Both are somewhat out of date; if anyone wants to volunteer to maintain 
them, please feel free to do so. If you would like some advice on how to 
do so, you can either e-mail the list, or e-mail me directly, or ask on 
IRC (I'm Hixie on Freenode in #whatwg).

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