W3C Clarifies New HTML5 Logo

By HTMLGoodies Staff

The W3C today clarified its new HTML5 logo, as many developers were both confused and annoyed that the W3C's HTML5 logo was initially announced as standing for both HTML5 and related technologies such as JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

W3C spokesman Ian Jacobs stated that "Since the main logo was intended to represent HTML5, the cornerstone of modern Web applications, I have updated the FAQ to state this more clearly. I trust that the updated language better aligns with community expectations."

Reacting to negative feedback about the use of the HTML5 logo to represent other emerging technologies, he reiterated that "This logo represents HTML5, the cornerstone for modern Web applications." The W3C does, however, continue to provide icons that do represent HTML5 and other technologies such as CSS, the Web Open Font Format (WOFF), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and others.

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