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Web 2.0 InfoWorld's Peter Wayner discusses the 11 hard truths Web developers must accept in making the most of HTML5 -- especially those who are looking to leverage HTML5 in hopes of unseating native apps. 'The truth is, despite its powerful capabilities, HTML5 isn't the solution for every problem. Its additional features are compelling and will help make Web apps formidable competitors for native apps, but security issues, limitations of local data storage, synchonization challenges, and politics should have us all scaling back our expectations for the spec.'
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RE: HTML 5 == Pointless Bloat
by lucas_maximus on Wed 17th Aug 2011 15:22 UTC in reply to "HTML 5 == Pointless Bloat"
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1. It isn't hard to get your CSS specificity correct.

2. The whole point of semantic elements with CSS 3.0 is that I don't end up with div-itius and I actually have mark-up that represents what the f--k I want it to be.

3. If you want XHTML you can still have it, all one has to do is stick the XML namespace onto the <html> tag.

4. This BLOAT rubbish really pisses me off ... Computer tech has moved on since the 90s and the bandwidth I have available on my mobile phone is 20x - 30x what we had. Processor speed is soo fast now I can't even max out my fairly modest rig. JS now get compiled, so I don't even have to worry about optimizing loops (where JS was notoriously bad).

You stay in the 90s ... and resist change but the rest of the web community will leave you guys behind.

5. There will be no HTML6 spec ... HTML is now a rolling standard.

Edited 2011-08-17 15:22 UTC

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