HTML 5 Not Coming Soon

Posted on September 20, 2008

Web Monkey reports that the final proposed recommendation for HTML 5 won't be released until 2022.
Ian Hickson, the editor of the HTML 5 specification, recently outlined the time table for HTML 5 and, even assuming browser manufacturers embrace HTML 5 when it reaches the final draft stage, that puts HTML 5's widespread adoption at 2012. Worse, the final proposed recommendation won't be released until 2022.

Yes, you read that right. 2022. Yes, that's thirteen years from now.

If you're thinking that planning how the web will look and work 13 years from now is a little bit ridiculous, you're not alone.
That is ridiculous and super far away. Won't we have holograms by then anyway? Will we even still care about HTML?