Linked by snydeq on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:46 UTC
Web 2.0 InfoWorld's Peter Wayner discusses the 11 hard truths Web developers must accept in making the most of HTML5 -- especially those who are looking to leverage HTML5 in hopes of unseating native apps. 'The truth is, despite its powerful capabilities, HTML5 isn't the solution for every problem. Its additional features are compelling and will help make Web apps formidable competitors for native apps, but security issues, limitations of local data storage, synchonization challenges, and politics should have us all scaling back our expectations for the spec.'
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by ssokolow on Wed 17th Aug 2011 00:09 UTC
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2010-01-21

Took me a while to realize that, by "native apps", he meant things like Microsoft Office.

If you assume he means things like iOS/Android apps, the only potential complaint with any merit to it is that HTML5 local storage isn't designed to be easily backed up, copied between browsers, etc. the way a .doc file could be.

(I don't consider "1. Your code is forced to be at least technically open-source" to be a valid complaint under any circumstances, so I ignored that one)

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