Google welcomes Microsoft's HTML 5 move

In a post on The WHATWG Blog, Google's Mark Pilgrim, company's leading HTML 5 evangelist, thanked Microsoft's Adrian Bateman for joining the conversation over HTML 5 development. "On August 7, 2009, Adrian Bateman did what no man or woman had ever done before: he gave substantive feedback on the current editor's draft of HTML5 on behalf of […]

In a post on The WHATWG Blog, Google's Mark Pilgrim, company's leading HTML 5 evangelist, thanked Microsoft's Adrian Bateman for joining the conversation over HTML 5 development. "On August 7, 2009, Adrian Bateman did what no man or woman had ever done before: he gave substantive feedback on the current editor's draft of HTML5 on behalf of Microsoft. His feedback was detailed and well-reasoned, and it spawned much discussion," Pilgrim wrote. Google executives’ve chided Microsoft for its slow embrace of the project, but’ve acknowledged that Microsoft's road to HTML 5 is complicated by the fact that many businesses’ve built apps around the current version of IE browser and would be forced to modify or start over from scratch when implemented. "As you might expect, much of the discussion since August 7 has been driven by Microsoft's feedback. After five years of virtual silence, nobody wants to miss the opportunity to engage with a representative of the world's still-dominant browser," Pilgrim wrote.