Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:55 UTC
Apple Apple released the Safari 4 Beta today. Features: Tabs on top. "Top Sites" 'Speed Dial' feature. "Smart" address/search fields. HTML5 Canvas. HTML5 Audio/Video (though no Ogg). Acid 3. CSS Animation/Gradients/Masks/Reflection. CSS Web Fonts. New "Nitro" Javascript engine - "Up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1". 'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista/XP. I can think of only one thing: "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
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What good is HTML5 audio/video support...
by rjamorim on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:25 UTC
rjamorim
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2005-12-05

without mandatory Ogg?

It seems that (thanks to Nokia) we'll see the the same old "each browser does it its own way". Firefox will go with Ogg, IE will pretty surely go with WMV/WMA, and Apple, it seems, will go with MPEG4.

The obvious outcome is that Flash/FLV will continue being used because it's the common denominator. And that sucks...

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