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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OK so I am running it in concurrently Opera, Omniweb, Chrome and safari and no browser is taking up more than 16 threads. (OOps I just noticed 20 extra threads in chrome for the google chrome renderer and chrome worker). And I have a flash heavy page in opera. I suppose when I am done being completely offended by the utter lack of fact checking on this, I might sip a glass of wine and have some cheese. I do not care what y'all do with your whining. The Tech Crunch page says it works with other browsers. No I havent tested this on Windows. Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe I don't care about an OS I Do Not Use It is one thing to call Apple out for things that they have done wrong OR things that they didn't get right. Hell you can call them out on things that you think they boned or whatever but c'mon already - test it. That is methodology not a witch hunt. This isn't Microsoft Plus Office and "selling" OEM exclusive licenses.

I do not have a horse in this race. I should. And I like everyone else have an implicit stake in the open future of the web however much is responsible for a corporate entity. (REALSPEAK - If I can publish FOSS then I can - I do not have any right to tell another programmer to and companies may not be legally allowed to). This is not 15 months ago trying to get several unsupported formats working on my Mac. I have no need for Flash or Silverlight or WMV or any associated DRM. If I put this on the web and it generates links and gets cited by others in a sensible what would Thom & Co. most appreciate then that is how an open market works.

I am not a fanboy. I own Apple stock so I have a vested interest in how this thing pans out. But I would feel like a fanboy If I got all uppity without checking. And even more than that if I got all uppity when I do not even know if the implications of this story benefit me or harm me.

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