HTML5 Labs Launched for Prototyping Early W3C HTML5 Specifications

Microsoft launched a new "HTML5 Labs" Web site, where the company will prototype "early and not yet fully stable drafts' of specifications developed by the W3C and other standards bodies."These prototypes will help us have informed discussions with developer communities, and give implementation experience with the draft specifications that will generate feedback to improve the […]

Microsoft launched a new "HTML5 Labs" Web site, where the company will prototype "early and not yet fully stable drafts' of specifications developed by the W3C and other standards bodies.

"These prototypes will help us have informed discussions with developer communities, and give implementation experience with the draft specifications that will generate feedback to improve the eventual standards. It also lets us give the community some visibility on those specifications we consider interesting from a scenario point of view, but which are still not at the stage where we can consider them ready for official product support," stated Microsoft.

The site is designed to give developer and user communities "some visibility on those specifications we consider interesting from a scenario point of view, but which are still not at the stage where we can consider them ready for official product support," explained Jean Paoli.

The first two prototypes Microsoft is making available on the site are Web Sockets Extension for IE v 0.X and IndexedDB for IE v0.X.

Dean Hachamovitch, explained in a related blog post that Microsoft plans to "be explicit about the implementations that are more prototype than product."

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