Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jun 2010 15:36 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this week, Apple launched a HTML5 Showcase page, displaying several uses for HTML5 and related technologies. However, it turns out that Apple is using trickery to block out browsers other than Safari, with the end result that browsers with better support for web standards than Safari can't access the demos.
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RE[2]: Overblown
by earksiinni on Fri 4th Jun 2010 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Overblown"
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I'm not sure where you're getting your evidence from. How does saying "The demos below show how the latest version of Appleā€™s Safari web browser, new Macs, and new Apple mobile devices all support the capabilities of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript" in any way imply that Safari is the only browser that supports HTML5? That's a false inference.

Same for "Not all browsers offer this support". They aren't saying "Only Safari offers this support" or "No other browsers offer this support". I think they're being clear: HTML5 is an emerging standard, and Safari is one of the browsers that supports it.

Furthermore, how can people say that Apple's showcase page doesn't test HTML5 at all? A gross exaggeration. I only have a Linux machine, so I can't test the page myself, but I was under the impression that it does use HTML5 tags?

Really, the more I think about it, the more I feel that this blog post is more about anti-Apple FUD (YES, I said it! May the flame wars begin!) than actually reading what was written on the page. I can't stand Apple's controlling mentality any more than the next techie, but the editorial spin that's been placed on this "news item" (if it can be called that) is simply off.

EDIT: From the other comments, I see now that Apple has used WebKit-specific tags. Epic fail. But that still doesn't take away from my main point, which is that this showcase page is not about HTML5 but about Safari, nor for that matter does using WebKit-specific tags mean that the page doesn't test HTML5 rendering capability (for Safari).

Edited 2010-06-04 17:33 UTC

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