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Kari- yes, html5 is changing all the time. The canvas spec seems stable, however, as it “retrospecs” existing implementations.

The HTML5 forms were the first aspects of html5 to be specified, so it’s pretty settled (although one aspect of the spec did change after the initial Opera experimental implementation).

Tor – styling the forms is problematic at the moment. We’ll probably need new CSS pseudoelements etc (eg to target the “pointer” of a slider, for example). However, the CSS Working Group can’t specify such things until the HTML5 spec is settled.

I reiterate my advice that it’s best for usability to leave form fields as close to system defaults as possible. There is always a “dynamic tension” (= war) between branding managers and designers versus usability experts, but it helps no-one if your forms are beautiful but unusable or confusing.