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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Comment by veso
by veso on Fri 4th Jun 2010 16:05 UTC
veso
Member since:
2007-03-27

Check this:
http://developer.apple.com/safaridemos/
works fine with linux chrome except vr demo

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Works in Chromium too.
by RichterKuato on Fri 4th Jun 2010 17:14 in reply to "Comment by veso"
RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

I can confirm this also works in Chromium 5.0.375.55.
Like you said the only one that doesn't work is the VR demo. Also, the audio and video elements don't seem to be working either. (and yes chromium does support MP4 through libavcodec)

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RE: Comment by veso
by Timmmm on Fri 4th Jun 2010 17:17 in reply to "Comment by veso"
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

Yep, they mostly work in chrome. This is a big fuss over nothing. Sure it would have been nice if they added a 'continue anyway' button, but they're just some tech demos. They are probably using lots of -webkit-something: css attributes.

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RE[2]: Comment by veso
by PresentIt on Fri 4th Jun 2010 17:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by veso"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

No, the fuss is that Apple is lying. First of all, it hardly shows any HTML5 at all, and secondly it tries to falsely give the impression that Safari is the only "real HTML5 browser".

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RE[2]: Comment by veso
by nt_jerkface on Sat 5th Jun 2010 00:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by veso"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

That's probably because Chrome's user agent string claims to be based on Safari for compatibility reasons.
http://www.useragentstring.com/Chrome4.0.222.4_id_15033.php

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