The HTML5 logo again

In an earlier post, I questioned how W3C’s new HTML5 logo could help provide a “consistent, standardized visual vocabulary” when it stood for nothing in particular. Others have taken even stronger positions than mine, and W3C has backtracked. The HTML5 logo now stands for HTML5, not for HTML5, CSS3, H.264, and every other “cool” technology showing up on the web these days.

It’s still, as I noted, not a mark of conformance or certification, so its use on a website proves nothing, but at least now what it’s claiming to say is clearer.

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