You might have read that, on October 28th,Â W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The question is: Does this concern you?
The answer, at least for citizens of the Internet, is yes: itÂ isÂ worth understanding both what HTML5 is and who controls the W3C. And it is worth knowing a little bit about the mysterious, conflict-driven cultural process whereby HTML5 became a â€œrecommendation.â€ Billions of humans will use the Web over the next decade, yet not many of those people are in a position to define what is â€œthe Webâ€ and what isnâ€™t. The W3CÂ is in that position. So who is in this cabal? What is it up to? Who writes the checks?