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By Simon Willison



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Support for the work of the WHAT WG is gathering speed, with the most recent high profile interest coming from Joel Spolsky. Joel’s recent essay How Microsoft Lost the API War made a convincing case for the huge importance of web applications moving forward, with the notable conclusion that:

The new API is HTML, and the new winners in the application development marketplace will be the people who can make HTML sing.

Responses to Joel’s suggestions are already flooding in, with some of the most interesting coming from Dean Jackson of the W3C.

If you have an opinion on the future of web application development, now is a great time to air it.

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