Now i know that by the looks of it we will never have HTML 6, but humor me a bit on that one point, now i have done my fair share of websites and HTML coding both professionally and otherwise and there are definitely limitations and annoyances with html and im sure that after about 2 minutes of googling you might find 200 pages saying the same thing.
But these here in this list is definitely some that i think needs adding.
Float : down – This is something i constantly find myself trying to solve on every other site i make, and that is to make something stick to the bottom corner of a box, something more or less every web designer puts in their design, and i have to say no half the time, i like to say yes to that.
And basically what is does is to drop a object down low to it’s container lower edge
clear : up (or float up) – And this would be a simple way of basically resetting all the upcoming floats to start from the beginning, like if you where to move up a layer, it would allow you to do simple tasks like overlay images with text especially in combination with Float:down
Variable page layout – Probably the biggest change, it would allow you to use other form factors than the infinity scrolling page, the most common one would be page mode in where you can make multiple fixed size pages lay them out any way you wish and also link between them, pages could then be optimized for smart phones tablets, e readers and other non desktop (or laptop) systems, you could even write books or integrate pdf files into it seamlessly and it will still work great. Another thing it fixes is wide screen monitors, most most blogs and such i usually get more whitespace than page, it would be great if for once i could have two pages side by side belonging to the same site.
Naturally it wouldn’t work for all sites, but i like to have it as an option.
Position anchor – this would allow you to link objects with each other and either make them act as one or align them on any axis, pretty simple but it would solve a lot of problems on sime sites.
Hints – (priority:1 cashe:yes) and so forth will allow you to influence how objects are managed within the browser
More event triggers, like visit link or hibernation wakeup(triggered the first time a user looks at a previously loaded page after the computer wakes up), also online/offline mode
Propper realtime input support , for java script that is, especially stuff like gamepads, webcams, wagglesticks and other input systems