Waffle: Now in Glorious HTML5

Jesper on HTML5:

HTML5 has ditched everything terrifyingly deprecated, kept the rest, and introduced new elements that are truly useful and truly usable.

Examples of those items include <section>, <article>, the tag-team tag team <header> and <footer>, <nav> and <dialog>, which utilizes <dt> and <dd> pairs previously seen only in <dl> (definition lists) to finally standardize written dialog.

I started serving some of Daring Fireball’s pages (including the front page and article archives) marked-up in a simple subset of HTML5 last week. All I had to do (mostly) was change the DOCTYPE declaration and remove some needless metadata cruft from the <html> and <meta> tags.

Sunday, 25 March 2007