I remember all to well Netscape layers and IE5.5 CSS behaviours fiasco however this isn't a competition about one browser supporting a set of tags against another.
Heh, you've been missing how much each browser proclaims how much HTML5 they support. It's a race, it's a competition, it's a war.
Yeah, browser wars. Again.
I mean, if it's valid 4 strict ONLY, what's the point of the retard lip service doctype.
Cause the minimalist look is in. See current browsers' chrome setups. Abtholutely fabulouth.
Besides, if we're only using that doctype for the validators, then why not use a shorter doctype? It's not like browsers give a rat's...
Sure some of the form stuff is neat, but since ALL of that needs to be checked again server side (since you cannot EVER trust client side validation) what's the point?
Every time someone f's up a form, their chances of leaving the site increase (everyone who researches shopping carts has seen this).
Offer no real benefit over HTML 4.
Today, this is true. However I'll concede that if we end up with a bunch of user agents who understand both the newer tags AND the new "HTML5 document structure" (maybe this is an if rather than a when), then these newer tags could indeed make markup more semantic.
Then again, people have trouble with the current tags, so, meh.