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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RE[7]: HTML 5 == Pointless Bloat
by galvanash on Thu 18th Aug 2011 05:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: HTML 5 == Pointless Bloat"
galvanash
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I'm hoping galvanash will reply to this too - he's been doing web development since 1996 or so, and I'd be willing to bet that in those 15 years he's never created an aural stylesheet or tested any of his web sites with a screen reader.


Aural stylesheets - no. I have read about them but I have never done a website using them. I have, however, tested quite a few sites I have done using JAWS. I will admit, however, that the effort was simply to ensure basic compatibility with a screen reader - I wanted it to work, but we did not go out of our way to optimize for it. That said, if you just want basic screen reader support and you use semantic tags properly it is pretty much automatic ;)

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