hypnosec writes: The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced today that it has finalized specifications for HTML5 and that it is ready for interoperability testing. HTML5 hasn’t been given the status of standard yet but it is feature complete now thereby giving developers a stable target to develop their web applications. The W3C while making the announcement said "HTML5 is the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform" and that it provides an environment where cross-platform applications can be developed which can utilize all of a device’s capabilities like videos, animations, graphics and typography. The HTML5 specifications still have a long way to go before they hit the Recommendation status. HTML5 will have to go through a round of testing that looks specifically into interoperability and performance whereby it will be given a Candidate Recommendation title.