I have been writing HTML codes happily since 1997. In fact, I have been wondering why it is a script language where we can see how the codes work (to a certain extend when it is not minified). In fact, this makes the browsers work harder because they have to understand the script before displaying on the screen.
Today, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are finally teaming up to create Internet browsers which read bytecode instead of script. This potentially improves the loading speed of the website by 20 times, while using the same hardware specifications. It is still at the very infant stage for sure, and I am at the dilemma whether I am pro or against it.
The problem with bytecode will be the conflict with server-side scripting because they have to learn how to compile into bytecode on-the-fly. This will also invalidate a lot of open-source web scripts out there such as WordPress. The beauty of script language is that it is very flexible and reactive to changes because HTML codes are actually being generated on-the-fly by the server language.
Thinking about it again, it may not a good idea to use bytecode after all… Please do not change this as our devices are still good at interpreting the scripts.