Google, Apple, Berners-Lee and more team up to launch Web Platform Docs | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Site aims to be a central resource for information about all sorts of topics related to HTML5.

 

...Berners-Lee appears in the video for the launch of Web Platform Docs, which has achieved the unusual step of bringing together Apple, Google and Microsoft – normally fierce rivals – to collaborate on the development of HTML5. Other partners in the scheme include the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where Berners-Lee works; and Facebook, Nokia, Adobe, HP, Opera Software and the Mozilla Foundation.

 

The purpose of the scheme is set out in its blog (and in the video below):

 

For years, web developers have had to rely on multiple sites to help them learn web programming or design, each with one piece of the puzzle. Great sites appear, covering one or two subjects, but too often fail to keep up with the rapid pace of changes to the web platform. This may have been good enough when the web was just simple HTML, basic CSS, and maybe a little JavaScript, but that was a long time ago. Today's web is more than just documents, it's applications and multimedia, and it's changing at a breakneck pace.

 

So the purpose, it says, is:

 

WebPlatform.org will have accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive references and tutorials for every part of client-side development and design, with quirks and bugs revealed and explained. It will have in-depth indicators of browser support and inter-operability, with links to tests for specific features....