I converted this website to HTML 5 from its original XHTML 1.0
Transitional. Because I was already valid, it was actually pretty
easy. Well, I first converted it to XHTML 1.0 Strict by shifting some
things into CSS that should have been that way in the first place
(results of laziness). Then when that validated I just changed the
DOCTYPE to HTML 5, added a new
meta tag, checked
that validation and that was it. Really simple.
One of the main reasons was so that I could use the new
video tag. From now on any posts with videos will display
them as in-line videos (Ogg Vorbis), provided you are using a browser
with HTML 5 support. In fact, I already did it with two older posts:
Knight's Tour and the Mandelbrot set zoom videos.
HTML 5 is still a moving target, so I may have to do some
keeping up over time. Probably not.
Video is finally a first class web citizen and it is quite exciting.