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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The real scandal are ..
by MysterMask on Sun 6th Jun 2010 08:29 UTC
MysterMask
Member since:
2005-07-12

.. sites like this:
sites like this:

http://samples.msdn.microsoft.com/ietestcenter/


e. g. compare with result from
http://www.html5test.com/
or
http://www.caniuse.com/


I don't mind if Apple makes a demo page Safari only as long as they don't try to make others look worse than their own product ..

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RE: The real scandal are ..
by Neolander on Sun 6th Jun 2010 08:59 in reply to "The real scandal are .."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

e. g. compare with result from
http://www.html5test.com/

From the title "The HTML5 test – how well does your browser support HTML5?"

Now let's look at some of the tests...
"H.264 codec support No"
"MP3 codec support No"
"AAC codec support No"

So now these are part of the HTML5 specification ? Strange, I don't find any of these on W3C's website...

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RE[2]: The real scandal are ..
by Kroc on Sun 6th Jun 2010 09:11 in reply to "RE: The real scandal are .."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I did complain about those to the author, http://rakaz.nl/2010/03/the-html5-test.html#comments and he gives an explanation of how the video codecs affect the score (it’s based on the number of codecs supported, not the mere presence of them)

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RE: The real scandal are ..
by Neolander on Sun 6th Jun 2010 09:03 in reply to "The real scandal are .."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08


Most of IE9's support is "unknown". That's fine, however giving a final result where all "unknown" is assumed to be "false" is horribly wrong. I'm not an IE advocate at all, be it only because putting a web browser at the core of an OS is a horrible design mistake, but this issue makes this test looks as biaised as Microsoft's one, in my opinion...

Edited 2010-06-06 09:05 UTC

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RE[2]: The real scandal are ..
by Kroc on Sun 6th Jun 2010 09:13 in reply to "RE: The real scandal are .."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

IE9 is still a year away. Until they ship it, it doesn’t exist and nor does support for this or that. It’s not like open source browsers where you can download trunk and see what’s in there.

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