Dean Hachamovitch: You will hear a lot more from us soon on this blog and in other places. In the meantime, please don’t mistake silence for inaction.
I’d love to see a screenshot of this page using MSIE8. While supporting HTML5 would be nice, the fact that MSIE7 won’t allow CSS rules to apply to any of the new HTML5 elements will significantly inhibit adoption of this standard.
It would be cool to see Microsoft start embracing existing standards that make sense rather than always trying to create new ones.
I believe that Microsoft will do everything to not support HTML 5. Instead they will push their proprietary technologies like Silverlight.
So, yes — not allowing CSS rules to apply to any of the new HTML 5 elements will be essential to Microsoft. :(
Please pardon the tangential topic, but I noticed the referenced page using the extension .html5 I had not seen any mention of the extension in any working group materials and I gather the rendering engines ignore the extension anyway. Was that just for fun or is there a push to register an html5 extension?
Rendering engines ignore the extension. My blogging software doesn’t. The extension is used (on the server side) to determine the template. That template was temporary, my main page now defaults to valid html5.