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Anne van Kesteren gave an XTech presentation on HTML 5 and boiled it down to this:

The Web's language is HTML

The Web's application language is HTML too

HTML is pretty broken

HTML5 to the rescue

Defines processing for all of HTML

Is for Web applications and documents

Is defined in as an abstract language

Can be written in both HTML (HTML5) and XML (XHTML5)

Is a multi-vendor effort

Worked on by overlapping groups: WHATWG and W3C HTML WG

HTML5 is (partially) implemented today

HTML5 can be used today

Great Community! (Wikis, tools, tests, reviewing)

<section>, <footer>, <progress>, <time>, ?

<input type=date>, <input pattern=[a-Z]>, ?

Immediate mode graphics: <canvas>

<video> and <audio>

SQL storage, offline application cache, drag & drop, editing, ?

Get involved: w3.org/html and whatwg.org.

EOP_ERR exception raised: slide 21

Also, Anne pointed out that ruby support has been added to HTML5.

If you are a Ruby hacker, don't get excited. This is a different ruby :)

"Ruby" are short runs of text alongside the base text, typically used in East Asian documents to indicate pronunciation or to provide a short annotation. This specification defines markup for ruby, in the form of an XHTML module.

Read more at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ajaxian/~3/298852110/html-5-and-a-different-kind-of-ruby-support.
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