HTML6: What is it and when is it arriving?

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When can we expect HTML6? Well, WHATWG – the standards body driving changes to the HTML specification – has decided to implement a 'living document' approach to standardisation. This means that what we call 'HTML6' is unlikely to be a huge update, but will more likely consist of smaller changes to the specification that happen more often. 

However, HTML specifications are being revised and improved all the time. Browser vendors are always busy implementing the latest features to release into the wider world, which means we always get new things to try out (maybe alongside trying out one of the best website builders). There are changes heading your way that are worth noting – read on for two game-changers.

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Matt Crouch

Matt Crouch is a front end developer who uses his knowledge of React, GraphQL and Styled Components to build online platforms for award-winning startups across the UK. He has written a range of articles and tutorials for net and Web Designer magazines covering the latest and greatest web development tools and technologies.