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Recently DZone had some neat insights from the developer community where we learned how much certain new web standards are actually getting used.  This poll was another very successful and interesting collection of data much like our previous NoSQL Survey and the "If you could only learn 3 languages" surveys. 

Now we've got a similar set of 11 simple questions in our HTML5 Zone survey reboot to help the community see the trends in the web development community and in HTML5 standards progress.  You saw the results from last November's survey, and now we're basically checking back in with developers to see what's changed since the last poll.  We'll be publishing the results for this one too so be sure to check back in the next week or so and we'll have the full rundown of last survey's results compared to this one.

TAKE THE HTML5 POLL! for a chance to win one of 3 DZone swag packs! (includes a t-shirt and refcardz)

Here's a sample of the first question.  Every question after it goes a lot faster...

How frequently do you use the following web standards in your recent web development efforts?


Robert Craft replied on Thu, 2012/01/26 - 5:34am

Thanks for taking the time to REALLY explain all these new features – i’ve already implemented a few changes. I’ve been using the new doctype on my latest projects, but not really doing anything else with it, so I appreciate the list and those few things that I am able to add without disrupting things too much :)

Jonathan Fisher replied on Sun, 2012/07/01 - 11:31pm

Canvas and CSS3 for sure!!!

That being said, I really wish W3C would standardize on XHTML5 rather than cess pool of tag soup that is becoming HTML5... If you look at the current HTML5 standard it's full of exceptions, if-thens, and optional literals. The "pave the cowpaths" approach is an excuse for poor design and engineering. 

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