What's Next for HTML5?

By HTMLGoodies Staff

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has revealed some details about what will be included in the next iteration of HTML5 standard as well as information about where the standard could go after that. The next version of HTML5 will be called 5.2, and for now, it is slated to include a new menu element, Web Content Security Policy and email addresses with non-Latin characters.

In the future, the organization hopes to speed up the revision process. It is also working on Web Components and Service Workers, as well as Web payments. In addition, the organization is tackling streaming through the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) standard, which provides for digital rights management while playing video content in a browser. Finally, the W3C has three Web security efforts in the works — a Web authentication framework, the Web Crypto API and best practices for Web-development security.

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