The past week has been a wild one in the HTML5/web standards community. First the W3C released a bold logo for HTML5. But – it was coupled with some other technologies – see The new HTML5 Logo.
That prompted a response from the Web Standards Project: HTML5 logo: be proud, but don’t muddy the waters and an open letter to the W3C asking them to be more precise in how they define what HTML5 includes.
Well, the W3C was listening and revised their Logo FAQ page in a big way. Here are some of the most important new FAQs.
What does the logo represent?
This logo represents HTML5, the cornerstone for modern Web applications.
What do the smaller icons represent?
The smaller technology class icons represent aspects of modern Web applications and Web sites — style, semantics, graphics, and so forth.
Are all those technology features defined in the HTML5 specification?
No, not all of them.
Is W3C saying that CSS3 is part of the HTML5 specification?
No. However, many HTML5 Web sites and applications do take advantage of CSS3 for styling and presentation.
Kudos to both the W3c and Web Standards Project (WaSP) for both talking and listening to each other and coming to a resolution that is a win-win for everyone. Keep an eye on the WaSP Buzz page for the WaSP response later today.