Friday, June 4th, 2010
Apple has a new microsite touting HTML5 standards, yet when you hit the site in a browser other than Safari and try to run a sample you get:
Erm. Hmm. Faruk has it right:
The point isn’t that all of the examples should work in all browsers, but that it most of them actually do…. which you can see if you fake the user agent or monkey with the JS to let you through.
The point isn’t that Apple shouldn’t be touting Safari as a great browser. We have seen other sites such as Chrome Experiments and Mozilla Hacks that showcase what those browsers can do, but they also don’t block other browsers.
In general, it is good to showcase HTML5 samples, and hopefully the team will turn on feature detection and we can focus on the good side of things. There are some nice demos here!
A bunch of people are saying “wait a minute! only 2 of the demos are HTML5.” Remember guys, HTML5 has become the term for “anything cool in the browsers.” It is the new Ajax. It isn’t about what is in one particular spec.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:22 am