Looking to focus on the budding — and game-changing — HTML 5 specification, the W3C said Thursday it plans to increase available resources for the effort by discontinuing further development of XHTML 2.
XHTML been an XML-based version of HTML and has been the subject of several W3C efforts ranging from XHTML 1.0 to XHTML Modularization and XHTML 2. The 2 version of the XHTML language was to offer capabilities for mobile systems and internationalization.
The XHTML 2 Working Group charter, scheduled to expire at the end of 2009, will not be renewed. By discontinuing the XHTML 2 working group and increasing resources in the HTML 5 Working Group, W3C hopes to accelerate progress of HTML 5 and clarify the organization’s position regarding the future HTML. [Read more…]