Webmonkey: HTML5 Gains Logo, Loses Meaning
It doesn’t really matter if the New York Times thinks CSS 3 or SVG are HTML5, but we’d like to think that at least the organization in charge of describing what is, and is not, HTML5 would make some effort to distinguish between tools. Lumping everything together is as silly as a carpenter referring to every tool in their toolkit as “a hammer.”
CNET News: W3C’s new logo promotes HTML5—and more
Curiously, though, the standards group—the very people one might expect to have the narrowest interpretation of what exactly HTML5 means—instead say it stands for a swath of new Web technologies extending well beyond the next version of Hypertext Markup Language.
It’s as if the government suddenly announced that from today, all vegetables will be called potatoes, just because some vegetables are potatoes.
The Register: W3C tackles HTML5 confusion with, um, more confusion
And much like Apple, Google, and Microsoft before it, the organization that oversees HTML5 has confused it with all sorts of other web standards.
The Web Standards Project: HTML5 logo: be proud, but don’t muddy the waters!
Now the W3C has come out and essentially condoned the branding of everything from CSS to actual HTML5 to WOFF as “HTML5”. We can’t imagine a single action that will cause more confusion than this misguided decision (and the W3C has produced some pretty impenetrable specs in its time)
Roger Johansson: HTML5 now includes CSS3, SVG and WOFF?
This move from the W3C will not help people differentiate between very different technologies.
CSS Squirrel: HTML5 Super Friends Assemble!
The logo is pretty, but the intentional use of HTML5 as a blanket term for other modern web technologies is a crock. Newspapers making merry with the term is one thing, but a web standards organization?