September being one month before the HTML5 spec goes to last call in October, there’s been a few significant changes to the HTML5 spec that we wanted to briefly share with our patients.
footer now works like
This was a big one and causing confusing to people coming to HTML5 for the first time. Originally you couldn’t include a
nav element inside a footer, or a
Now the spec has been changed to match the
<figure> <dd><video src="ex-b.mov"></video> <dt>Exhibit B. The <cite>Rough Copy</cite> trailer. </figure>
aside has better examples
The documentation has been updated to specify better examples of how the aside element can be used.
Better examples help us authors understand how it can be used.
The following elements have been dropped from the HTML5 spec (though
datagrid were some time ago, and
datagrid has been postponed rather than dropped entirely):
We’ll be posting in more detail about some of these changes, and as further changes come out of the editing process we’ll no doubt keep you all up to date, either via our Twitter account (which you should follow) or feel free to let us know too!