Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 19:50 UTC
Opera Software This is old news, but only just crossed my radar! Opera have made available a pre-alpha version of Opera 10.5. There's a massive amount of change under the hood, and I caught wind via taranfx.com.
Thread beginning with comment 400739
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
HTML5 is a proposed standard
by nt_jerkface on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 23:15 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

the default codec still hasn't been decided.

As for speed I think all these javascript benchmarks are rather silly. It isn't as if when you visit websites your cpu is choking on javascript. If your cpu chokes on anything it is Flash. It reminds of video card benchmarks that tout a gpu as 'the best' for having superior gpl performance when the games that challenge the gpu are written in directx.

Reply Score: 3

google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

its not like they don't have time. HTML5 isn't scheduled to be a proposed recommendation until 2022 http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/programming-and-development/?p=71...

Reply Parent Score: 2

wumip Member since:
2009-08-20

Yeah, but it will have to be implemented long before that. The 2022 thing is a huge misunderstanding. People think it means nothing will happen until then, which is wrong.

Reply Parent Score: 1

Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Jeez... won't we be using HTML 10 by then? No wonder browser makers make their own standards if it takes so long for the w3c to do anything!

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: HTML5 is a proposed standard
by Kroc on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 08:07 in reply to "HTML5 is a proposed standard"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

There is no such thing as a default codec. And there shouldn’t be. There should be consensus, yes, but no one mandated codec.

When the image tag was created the spec could have mandated the XBM format, since that was common at the time.

Mandating a codec now will be just as out of date and impractical as only allowing XBM files for image tags in many year’s time.

Reply Parent Score: 3

KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

the default codec still hasn't been decided.

There is no defined image format for the web either.

Reply Parent Score: 2