May 23, 2016 at 05:28PM on Facebook

“In a world of where ebook and web technology converge, ebooks will no longer disappear when new devices and formats emerge. They will live on because they are written in what Berners-Lee described as “the simplest coding language,” HTML 5. This is the foundation on which all web content is built, and Berners-Lee anticipates it will soon be the coding language on which all digital content is created. … Because ebook content of the future will be created in HTML 5, it will seamlessly transition across different platforms as well as different content types. ‘Even though it creates some trouble [to make content interoperable], the trouble is worth it,’ said Berners-Lee.”
Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of Ebooks