People have been throwing around HTML5 a lot and I’m not sure everyone fully understands where HTML5 is at.  While the need for HTML5 is firmly established, HTML4 is still the de facto standard for the web.  HTML4 is about a decade old at this point but I decided to check where we were at with HTML5 and how ready are all the browsers for HTML5. 

Turns out that HTML5 hasn’t been signed off so to speak.  Many standards, such as the ability to add video tags without the need for plugins like QuickTime or Flash, or audio tags based around native mp3 playback have been proposed, yet there is no one internet browser that has implemented all the proposed standards yet.

I found this great video that lays it out well.  Take a look.

What is HTML5