Berners-Lee brings tech rivals together to work on HTML5

11.10.2012
Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has revealed details of a new project that unites fierce tech rivals Apple, Google and Facebook to work on the development of HTML5.

Dubbed WebPlatforms.org, the site aims to provide a central place for developers to keep up to date with changes to the web platform.

An online blog says: "Great sites appear, covering one or two subjects, but too often fail to keep up with the rapid pace of changes to the web platform.

"This may have been good enough when the web was just simple HTML, basic CSS, and maybe a little JavaScript, but that was a long time ago. Today's web is more than just documents, it's applications and multimedia, and it's changing at a breakneck pace."

WebPlatform.org aims to work as an accurate reference guide with tutorials for every part of client-side development and design, with in-depth indicators of browser support and links to tests for specific features.

Visitors to the site will be able to have an API to access the structured information for reuse and will be able to experiment with and share code.