HTML5 -the best features

ponder

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Using the HTML5 video tag developers can embed videos without third-party codecs and manipulate the videos in real-time.

I hate flash and I'll be happy when it dies.
 

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This new capability allows web-based applications to access and manage files stored on a local hard disk

sounds like a security nightmare...
I wonder what measures they have put in place to prevent malicious scripts from abusing this
 

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The Geo-Location said i was in Somewhere in Palo Alto
 
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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/289225/does-internet-explorer-8-support-html-5
Is dated Nov 2008 and states that it is considered for Beta, but things may change.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288472
States clearly: "Internet Explorer 8 includes features designed to more closely support industry standards, such as the HTML 4.01 Specification . This article describes these features, and provides guidance for incorporating them into your Web sites."

There is a HUGE difference between HTML 4.01 and HTML 5!

IE8 supports some HTML 5 features, but not all. There is a table that lists HTML compatibility per browser: http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/html5...iorgio/archive/2009/11/29/ie8-and-html-5.aspx
The article refers to HTML 5 but notes: "We also understand that developers want to build richer Web experiences with great interoperability, so we started delivering support for some of the features from the HTML 5 Working Draft."

This again
 

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The full HTML5 spec is not supported in IE8 eg video tag. With IE having the biggest market share there is no point in using HTML5 yet.

There is no point in using IE8 with options like Firefox, Chrome or Opera around.
 

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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/289225/does-internet-explorer-8-support-html-5
Is dated Nov 2008 and states that it is considered for Beta, but things may change.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288472
States clearly: "Internet Explorer 8 includes features designed to more closely support industry standards, such as the HTML 4.01 Specification . This article describes these features, and provides guidance for incorporating them into your Web sites."

There is a HUGE difference between HTML 4.01 and HTML 5!

IE8 supports some HTML 5 features, but not all. There is a table that lists HTML compatibility per browser: http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/html5...iorgio/archive/2009/11/29/ie8-and-html-5.aspx
The article refers to HTML 5 but notes: "We also understand that developers want to build richer Web experiences with great interoperability, so we started delivering support for some of the features from the HTML 5 Working Draft."

This again

Just stating your 'fact' that IE8 will not support HTML5 is not entirely fact is it? Besides as mentioned in other replies, nothing is final yet anyway.
 

Synaesthesia

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Just stating your 'fact' that IE8 will not support HTML5 is not entirely fact is it? Besides as mentioned in other replies, nothing is final yet anyway.

Come on, IE 9 will add some HTML5 features like support for the video tag, but it won't even support Canvas!
 

eltherza

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I keep getting the impression that main reason of html5 is to try and move videos [youtube etc] off of the propriety flash platform.

Now, imagine the power of html5... for adverts. Be afraid.
 
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