Well, it is official: the HTML5 standard has been announced as finalised and is now officially recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
While many of us have been using HTML5 for years now, todays news means that there is no reason to use anything else. Mostly supported by the browsers that matter and polyfills for browsers that lack support for some features.
The W3C mentions that it worked with more than 60 companies getting the standard finalised and that over 4,000 bugs were resolved in the process.
So, what does this mean? Well not a whole lot. It means that any changes and additions going forward will be put into HTML 5.1 as the HTML 5 spec will not change and to be honest, has not changed in a while.
Lets hope that this means the W3C adopt a faster ratification process going forward instead of taking 10 years to agree and finalise a standard. The HTML5 standard took far too long to finalise.