W3C restores "time" element to HTML5

Last week we reported on the <time> element being dropped from the HTML5 spec. The spec’s editor, Ian Hickson, decided to ditch the <time> element, 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. Devs went nuts, not least due to the element’s increasing use in Wordpress and Github.

In the minutes of November 3’s HTML WG meeting, the chairs decided against adding a <data> element and the dropping of <time>, and elik commented that the <time> element would be improved.

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