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2.0 HTML5
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Is MyBB 2.0's markup coded in HTML5?

In my honest opinion I think it most definitely should. By the time MyBB 2.0 is released (2-3 years), HTML5 will be considered a good practice and accepted by most web developers. Its official standardization shouldn't take long either. And the whole browser compatibility issues should not be a problem by then. Regardless, there are tools which you can use if you'd like to support older browsers (e.g. html5boilerplate).

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#2
+1 I think it would be a good idea.
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#3
I don't think it will be a good idea, HTML5 is not even finished yet and we don't know how much it will take to be.

Besides, anyone can make a HTML5 compatible theme after it is complete if they need it.
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#4
(2011-07-16, 01:50 AM)Sama34 Wrote: I don't think it will be a good idea, HTML5 is not even finished yet and we don't know how much it will take to be.

Besides, anyone can make a HTML5 compatible theme after it is complete if they need it.

The thing is there is a number of things you can use from HTML5 that will work in all browsers the main one i see is the basics. have a look at this video from nettuts.

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(2011-07-16, 01:50 AM)Sama34 Wrote: I don't think it will be a good idea, HTML5 is not even finished yet and we don't know how much it will take to be.

Besides, anyone can make a HTML5 compatible theme after it is complete if they need it.

Agreed!
HTML5 isn't finished yet, and a lot* of people are still using browsers that don't even support HTML5!

* I really mean A LOT
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#6
I like the idea. And the fact is that you can, with a small bit of Javascript, get cross-browser HTML5 implementation without having to use duplicate HTML (<section><div id="section">). Or you can use HTML5 Boilerplate like faviouz mentioned.
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#7
It should not be. You have to remember we're webmasters not the everyday user. With the new system it won't be hard to convert it to html5 though Wink.
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#8
I'm aware that HTML5 is still a working draft, but MyBB 2.0 is only being released in 2-3 years which is plenty of time for users to drop older browsers and for HTML5 to develop itself. HTML5 will not be the same 2-3 years from now. It will be better, and much more accepted. Besides, it's a good long-term idea.
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#9
But HTML6 and CSS4 were announced a year ago, so in 2-3 years I would say it will start creeping up on us and no one would want MyBB to be 2 versions behind. I would say HTML5 would be pretty necessary to prevent that.
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(2011-07-19, 04:48 PM)Eric J. Wrote: But HTML6 and CSS4 were announced a year ago, so in 2-3 years I would say it will start creeping up on us and no one would want MyBB to be 2 versions behind. I would say HTML5 would be pretty necessary to prevent that.

HTML5 and CSS3 have been known about for years and aren't close to being finalized yet. I doubt HTML6 and CSS4 will really start being used for at least another 5 years (probably more like 7 or so though).

Besides the only announcements I can fine are april fools jokes.
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