HTML 5 To Be Completed By 2014

The World Wide Web Consortium has announced that work on the HTML 5 web standard will be completed by 2014.

According to Cnet, W3C's HTML Working Group is set to announce that the HTML 5 web standard will be become its officially recommended web standard in the second quarter of 2014.

Work on the latest incarnation of Hypertext Markup Language has been going on for years, should the target be met it will have taken a total of 7 years to complete.

Jeff Jaffe, the chief executive of the W3C, said in a statement “Even as innovation continues, advancing HTML5 to Recommendation, provides the entire Web ecosystem with a stable, tested, interoperable standard”

“The decision to schedule the HTML5 Last Call for May 2011 was an important step in setting industry expectations. Today we take the next step, announcing 2014 as the target for Recommendation,” he said.

Some of the features that could come with the new HTML 5 web standard include; built-in video and audio, new structure labels for smooth programming and a two-dimensional graphics canvas.