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Jimmy Utterström

I don't know if knowing whether 5.3, 5.2 or 5.1 is the current HTML spec says anything about passion or their value as a team member working with web development. I'm interested about the background to what makes you believe that it's a good interview question. Or maybe you meant just major versions? Then I'm ready to agree that you can question the passion of someone who will be doing front-end dev and have never heard of HTML 5.

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Kyle Johnson

I meant just major version. Heck I didn't even know there was a 5.3. :) Thanks for that by the way. I need to go do some research.

But if you are a web developer you should at least know the latest major version of HTML. You should at least know the latest major version of CSS. I believe I can safely assume that if a person keeps up with things surrounding their craft, they are passionate about it.

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Cheston

The way you're talking about CSS makes me think you dont actually understand how CSS versioning works.

There is no 'major version of CSS' CSS is a collection of modules that all have their own individual level based on how many iterations they have been through. Flexbox is CSS level 1, Grid is level 1/2, Fonts is level 4.

I understand the confusion, as they made this 'module based versioning' change around the same time a lot of changes happened in CSS that resulted in a lot of modules being labeled CSS level 3. People just took 'CSS 3' and ran.

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Kyle Johnson

Thank you for the clarification.