Well, that's what I wondering about - W3C recommendations. Including accessibility. With the XHTML of the PSO templates and the coding guidelines in the beta, I couldn't help but wonder if that was a sign of official phpBB direction, of things to come.
With W3C standards compliance comes some pain and some benefits. I've always thought it would be cool if a BBS, at least the core feature set of a BBS, could even merit CAST's Bobby Approval. Might be a first in BBS history...? I dunno.
So it was all just some thoughts like this and about the future that made me ask. Just kinda wondering what to expect in terms of continuity with the direction of templates at hacks, etc., and whether ya'll had a written preference in the works. Where we're headed, should be headed.