Web standards body the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has completed the definition of HTML5.

Although the definition has not yet become a W3C standard, the completion means developers can build mobile apps using HTML5 in the knowledge that they are working with a stable technology.

The definition of the Canvas 2D rendering element of HTML5 has also been completed.

“As of today, businesses know what they can rely on for HTML5 in the coming years, and what their customers will demand. Likewise, developers will know what skills to cultivate to reach smartphones, cars, televisions, ebooks, digital signs, and devices not yet known,” said W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe.

The W3C also announced the first draft of HTML5.1, which provides an insight into what the next round of standardisation will bring.