Published on Digital Book World "Expert Publishing Blog" 13th Feb 2015.
Many digital publishers agree HTML5 is one of the best mediums not only for outputting ebook content but for authoring it, too. Personally, I’m not so sure.
At this year’s Digital Book World conference, I attended a panel session titled, “In Publishing’s Multi-Tech Future, Is HTML5 the ‘Magic Bullet’?” The main debate was centered on how HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and in particular HTML5, can revolutionize the process of producing a book. I say ‘debate,’ but in reality the entire panel was in favor of using HTML5 not only as an output medium for ebooks but also for authoring them in the first place. But I’m not convinced HTML5 is really the best way for authors to write content.