Fixing HTML

From Fixing HTML:

HTML needs fixing. The HTML 4 recommendation was published in 1999. Since then, the web has grown from a document retrieval system into an application delivery system. We have made significant progress since then, due to the cleverness of the web development community and the surprising expressive power of JavaScript, but we are at the limits. HTML is no longer a driver of innovation. It is now a serious impediment.

I’ve always favoured HTML 5 over XHTML 2.0, but Douglas Crockford does have an interesting point there, though it could unarguably be labeled as a bit drastic at times.

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