HTML5 scraps semantic "time" element

This weekend saw a change to HTML5 that has riled many standards advocates. The element <time> has been dropped, replaced by the generic <data> element, and the 'pubdate' attribute has been removed entirely, no longer enabling devs to indicate the publication data of a piece of work.

Ian Hickson, editor of the HTML5 spec, decided to ditch <time>, arguing its ability to make styling dates and times from CSS didn't have much traction, nor did providing a means to mark up the publication time/date for an article.

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