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JavaScript Developers Upset by HTML 5 Proclamations

By HTMLGoodies Staff

JavaScript developers are upset at the statements coming out about HTML 5, saying that they are "unhinged from reality". They believe the term "HTML 5" is being used as a buzzword, similar to the way that "AJAX" and "Web 2.0" have been misused.

Developers are concerned that people are confusing the core HTML 5 specification with a whole family of related web technologies, such as graphics, video and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 3. Job postings are starting to appear which require "HTML 5 experience", and people are using examples which showcase JavaScript animations and CSS 3 effects as proof of their "HTML 5 expertise".

The HTML 5 core is actually less interesting, pretty much invisible to web surfers. It does include a new content model, more accessibility features and browsing contexts which make the HTML code itself cleaner, and more easily read by humans.

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