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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday November 02 2014, @04:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the ontology-fail dept.

In a short interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, touts the W3C's HTML 5 standard, which was finally published last week after eight years of work. Sir Berners-Lee sees HTML 5 as advancing the Web as the central platform for delivering Internet content and applications, to mobile devices as well as PC users.

Q. How do you use the Web? Are there any sites or services that you use regularly?

A. We do all our work at the W3C on the Web — everything. We have a mantra: If it's not on the Web, it doesn't exist. When discussing things in a meeting, everything we do, the minutes of the meetings, it's always on the Web.

Some other quick takes on HTML 5 are here.

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Sunday November 02 2014, @12:13PM

    by FatPhil (863) <> on Sunday November 02 2014, @12:13PM (#112387) Homepage
    Somebody needs to get photoshopping, and paste his head onto some compromising photos!

    He clearly hasn't considered the opposite point of view - does everythng that's on the web really need to exist? I occasionally do some quite obscure web searches, and the number of times I hit robo-generated link farms is scary. The SNR of the web is scarily low. In particular in the bang-per-byte. Do you remember the days when google squashed their home search page to be as small as possible (in source size), to keep their bandwidth down? Now they're shipping 16 kilobytes of javascript with every page load even to people like me who don't have JS enabled. I have written OSes that take up less than 16 kilobytes.
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