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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Just a few notes...
by JPowers27 on Fri 4th Jun 2010 20:30 UTC
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1. Apple is showing off the features in Safari. The demos include a lot of webkit_ prefixed tags; thus, on any non-webkit browser the demo wont show up correctly.

2. Much of the CSS 3.x standard isn't finalized; because the current implementation of the feature may change to meet the final standard, the webkit team added the webkit_ prefix.

3. HTML 5 is also not fully standardized and is still in draft; likewise, the webkit team added webkit_ prefixed.

Based on the above information; the demos will remain Safari only until the standards get finalized and Apple can verify that the implementation provided meets the requirements. Once that happens, they can remove the webkit_ prefixes.

Please be aware that the standard is to add <browser>_ prefixes to non-standard attributes. The webkit team also places these tags before standard but non-finalized attributes.

Chrome is webkit based and may display the pages fine; however, Apple most likely didn't test with it.

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RE: Just a few notes...
by oram.ryan on Fri 4th Jun 2010 20:38 in reply to "Just a few notes..."
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If they want to show off a standard, it should work in every browser. Period.

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RE[2]: Just a few notes...
by tyrione on Fri 4th Jun 2010 21:58 in reply to "RE: Just a few notes..."
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If they want to show off a standard, it should work in every browser. Period.

They are demonstrating what HTML 5 presently is in Safari and if you download WebKit Nightly even more demos can be shown.

Google did the same damn thing with YouTube for a few weeks before they opened it up.

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