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> we won't see another full release until SVG 2 which is expected in 2014, over a decade later!

HTML4: 1998

HTML5: 2014




The big difference is HTML was in widespread use already in 1998. Delaying the next version update when your standard isn't very popular is not a recipe for success.


HTML5 has been rolling out since 2004


It's from recommendation to recommendation.


Doesnt really compare


More like:

HTML4: 1998

XHTML: 2000

HTML5: 2014

Also, I blame IE 6.




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