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[3]: Still unclear
by Kroc on Fri 4th Jun 2010 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Still unclear"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Opera invented the video tag. Apple invented the canvas tag. Microsoft invented ContentEditable and XMLHTTPRequest.

The web is the sum of healthy competition with browser vendors coming up with ideas and providing them in a way everybody can implement.

Total IE domination ensured that there was no more features for the web, which is why Flash became the mainstay for video. The healthier market we have now immediately shows the difference with how quickly features are being adopted across all browsers. Had we had a healthy market back in 2003, then there’s no reason to not believe that HTML video couldn’t have been implemented then. Microsoft could have not cared less, was the problem.

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RE[4]: Still unclear
by PresentIt on Fri 4th Jun 2010 17:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Still unclear"
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

What's funny is that Opera also invented HTML5. Or, they started the project that became HTML5.

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RE[5]: Still unclear
by kaiwai on Fri 4th Jun 2010 23:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Still unclear"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

What's funny is that Opera also invented HTML5. Or, they started the project that became HTML5.


I can't believe you just said that; I am really shocked.

Opera did not 'create' or 'start' or anything related to HTML5. HTML5 has been in development before the johnny came lately finally got its act together and fix its browser - which by the way still royally sucks. Still using QuickDraw, still heavily Carbon dependent, doesn't work with websites I need, no out of process plugin separation or tab process separation etc. When in doubt, it seems that Opera whines, whines and whines.

So yes, HTML5 has been in development and as Kroc pointed out it is made up of many parts - not just your beloved video and audio tags that you seem to get hyped up about. Those two tags are minuscule compared to the other features being added.

Edited 2010-06-04 23:27 UTC

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