Tim-Berners Lee allows HTML Canvas 2D API, HTML Microdata and HTML+RDFa Working Drafts to be published

Tim-Berners Lee clears the air: HTML5 will include 2D animation and video.

Tim-Berners Lee's views on the HTML Working Group's scope remove the roadblocks put up by Adobe.

Adobe objected to the HTML Canvas 2D API and other useful tags that have to do with 2D animation and video in HTML5. Adobe is against these specifications, stating they were out of the Group's scope. Adobe wants these work projects thrown out or suspended.

Adobe has monopoly control over these aspects of the Web with their Flash and Shockwave products. HTML Canvas will eliminated the need for those products in many applications (such as YouTube).

Tim-Berners Lee agrees that the Group's scope has changed, and that the chart needs to reflect the new HTML Work Group's responsibilities. He also added that these new specifications need to be kept modular.

The red-tape thrown by Adobe is cleared and HTML Canvas 2D API, HTML Microdata and HTML+RDFa Working Drafts will be published.

Link: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0871.html