Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:03 UTC
Internet & Networking Every now and then, you get these news item that make you feel like something's wrong. The item doesn't make sense, shouldn't be possible, and yet it is. Despite Microsoft's newfound commitment to web standards, it's still incredibly unnerving to see things like this - the W3C's first HTML5 compliance test, in which Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 outdoes all other browsers.
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RE[6]: HTML5
by lemur2 on Thu 4th Nov 2010 05:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: HTML5"
lemur2
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" OK, so that is a small enough market that some websites might begin to ignore it. Certainly there were websites which ignored compliant browsers (Firefox+Chrome) when they only had 30% of the market.
It's not even close for commercial sites to ignore. Jimsjerky.com is not going to turn away 30% of visitors just to have a flashy website. "

Then how come Jimsjerky.com used to be able to afford to throw away 30% of users (Firefox+Chrome) when in years past they were an "IE only" site?

So it might be possible to change the rich web content away from HTML4 over to HTML5 despite the older-Windows holdouts.
Most websites will just use HTML4 + Flash for multimedia. [/q]

Perhaps, but then they will lose the large market of users using iPad or iPhone.

The only way to win will be to go to HTML5 and trust that a good percentage of WindowsXP users will download Firefox or Chrome (which many have anyway).

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