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: Overblown
by mrhasbean on Fri 4th Jun 2010 21:55 UTC in reply to "Overblown"
mrhasbean
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I'm no Apple apologist or fanboy, but I think calling browser sniffing "trickery" is going too far considering that they're being pretty transparent about the page's raison d'etre, which is explicitly to "show how the latest version of Apple’s Safari web browser...[supports] the capabilities of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript." Heck, they even gave a half-shout out to the other side when they wrote "Not all browsers offer this support", implying that there are some browsers that do (yes, Apple's glaring bias against eLinks, which has had JavaScript support for some time now, also makes me steaming mad!!)

What really makes me feel like the "trickery" comment is unjustified, however, is that when you click on the demo links it says very clearly that they need you to use Safari. That's miles ahead of other websites that block unsupported yet capable browsers without any kind of explanation at all. They're upfront about their chicanery =).


But this is ALWAYS the case, as I commented the other day. And again I will be called a fanboy for pointing this out, but it's a fact, Apple ALWAYS disclose their supposed underhanded or draconic practices UP FRONT, unlike the likes of Google who never disclose them AT ALL. Apple spent their time, resources, money to set up a demo for THEIR browser and they get labelled yet again by imbeciles who think anything Apple do should be "for the good of humanity". News Flash! THEY ARE A BUSINESS!!! They have every right to promote THEIR products. Build a fracking bridge and get over it people, ffs.

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