Self-identified standardista Estelle Weyl enlivened a recent HTML5 Meetup with her summary of the neat stuff we could use if only everybody used, say, the latest version of Opera.
no scripting necessary!–which handle these scenarios.
Well, that’s the promise, anyway. It’s nice to hear the future is nigh; it somewhat offsets the discouragement you’ll feel when you obtain the latest statistics on how many Web users continue to use terrible software such as Internet Explorer.
Hearing about nifty HTML5 wonders at present feels a lot like watching those filmstrips about “life in the year 2000 A.D.!” when I was a kid: substitute attributes like “placeholder” and “datetime-local” for “flying cars” and “robot servants” to update to the latest shiny, optimistic vision.
Note: Estelle’s presentation might be expanded for SXSW 2011.