HTML5 according to Apple….

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Well, you all know I’m a proponent of HTML5. I think the standards are now mature enough that we can (should/will) give up on proprietary plugins/kluges. To that end — and I think for a demo at WWDC’10 — apple has just released a page showcasing what HTML5 can do. Have a look at it and I think you’d agree that flashs’ days are numbered. I specially like the “smooth as butter” scaling on the video player. Also, as usual apple shows you step-by-step how to do all that stuff on your own. Nice :-). BTW, safari web browser is required to view these.

From Daring Fireball:

Update: If you go to http://developer.apple.com/safaridemos/ instead of http://www.apple.com/html5/, you can use Chrome to try the demos. Some work, but the 3D ones don’t. It still browser-sniffs to block other browsers. If you diddle with the current version of Firefox to masquerade its user agent string as Safari, two of the demos work: “Audio” and “360°”.

6 Comments

  • Nathan Nutter

    I was very excited when I first starting looking at the HTML5 showcase and then I wanted to see how well Chrome handled it. Apple is specifically blocking other browsers, so ridiculous.

  • Many

    Hi Nathan,

    I think (don't quote me on this) they blocked other browsers because the elements they are using are only working in safari right now and will potentially crash others…..Or it could be as you stated Apple just being Apple :-).

    TTYL
    Many

  • Nathan Nutter

    Many, yeah, maybe I should presume to know the reasons they blocked other browsers.

  • TáDito

    what's the point of going to standards, and then block other browsers? really?!, this is going back in time, to ie6 dominance. and back then M$ was a devil, now it's just apple's way… FFS

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