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HTML5 and how we got there

Recommended reading. No he didn’t pay me, but I’d take a comp copy for sure. I intend to ponie up the pennies and buy it — few books are worth that in my estimate, but this one is.

“To sum up: there’s no downside to converting all your email address form fields to type=”email” immediately. Virtually no one will even notice, except iPhone users, who probably won’t notice either. But the ones who do notice will smile quietly and thank you for making their web experience just a little easier.”

OK peeps: buy this book. Go to the link and just buy it.

Unless you’re a muddle. Then, please, you don’t want to read this because it explains too much too clearly. One of the most practical, to the point, results oriented, just do it, books on HTML 5 I’ve ever sampled. I won’t normally buy a book on HTML 5 because I can extract that info from the W3C or the W3C schools, but this book is a must read.

“Implementations and specifications have to do a delicate dance together. … The ones that win are the ones that ship.”

In association with Google Press, O’Reilly is distributing this book in a variety of formats, including paper, ePub, Mobi, and DRM-free PDF. The paid edition is called “HTML5: Up & Running,” and it is available now.”
http://diveintohtml5.info/past.html