By Harry McCracken | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:52 am
As Cnet’s Stephen Shankland is reporting, the World Wide Web Consortium has created a fancy logo for HTML5. (To me, it looks a little bit like Superman’s “S” and a little bit like a Tide box.) It’s even selling HTML5 T-shirts. I don’t remember any previous version of HTML getting that honor, although the news does remind me of an attempt to promote MP3 via a logo back in 2008.
I love HTML5 and want it to succeed–and yes, I understand that it’s a collection of technologies and standards rather than something specific. But it seems a tad premature to be promoting it with a logo when the industry still can’t even agree on basic stuff like how HTML5 video should work.