So you’re ready to plunge into the brave new world of HTML 5, huh? Technically, the W3C working group started working on the HTML 5 standard in 2004 and released its first working draft in 2008. As of February 2012, no final specification exists. Eight years without a finished product doesn’t sound particularly brave or new. On the upside, non-revolutionary changes are pretty easy to transition into. In fact, if your current markup is strictly HTML 4.01 compliant, then it is mostly HTML 5 compliant already.