Moments ago the joint effort of the W3C HTML WG and WHATWG resulted in publication of two documents in the W3C Technical Report space: HTML 5 and HTML 5 differences from HTML 4. I think I can safely say that the WHATWG community is very happy with the W3C publishing HTML 5 as a First Public Working Draft. Many thanks to all involved!
It is great to see this actually getting out there. It is very fun indeed to look at the new elements and think about how you would use the likes of <dialog>, <command>, <meter>, and finally being able to do things like input type=”datetime|datetime-local|date|month|week|time|number|range|email|url”.
It feels like semantics are being added in. The generality of div class=”whatever” is all well and good, but for the very common situations, I am looking forward to using type=”email” and having the browser take care of validation, and using my address book to pick through.