While all major browser makers are making a push towards HTML5, the W3C warns that the standard is not ready yet for deployment to websites. The consortium acknowledges that there's a lot of enthusiasm for HTML5, but admits the standard is not ready for production yet because the W3C has not yet finalized the APIs.
"The problem we're facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML5, but it's a little too early to deploy it because we're running into interoperability issues," including differences between video on devices, said the official, Philippe Le Hegaret, W3C interaction domain leader. He is responsible for specifications like HTML and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).
"I don't think it's ready for production yet," especially since W3C still will make some changes on APIs, said Le Hegaret. "The real problem is can we make [HTML5] work across browsers and at the moment, that is not the case."