Roger Johannson lists new elements in HTML 5, a working draft yet. It includes elements like
section. Simon Pieters has taken effort where you can get the full list. This is quite some development since we learnt that HTML and XHTML are going to be room-mates.
This is very interesting, it seems HTML 5 is acknowledging the Semantic Web, which was done using the
divs. I think eventually usage of
div will reduce, though it cannot be completely eliminated. This can strongly impact choosing HTML or XHTML for your web site. I am not sure if these elements will be built into the XHTML 2.0 versions too. If not would HTML 5 be considered more semantic? I wonder if these things will be addressed in the specification being worked upon.