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Apple's HTML5 tech demos

What you see if you try to run Apple's tech demos in a browser other than Safari
Apple showcases seven tech demos to promote HTML5

Apple is continuing is full assault on Adobe's Flash technology. The company's latest efforts center around seven tech demos which showcase that HTML5 can perform many of the same tasks as Adobe Flash.

Apple prefaces the tech demos by stating:

Every new Apple mobile device and every new Mac — along with the latest version of Apple’s Safari web browser — supports web standards including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. These web standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient. They allow web designers and developers to create advanced graphics, typography, animations, and transitions. Standards aren’t add-ons to the web. They are the web. And you can start using them today.

The tech demos include video and audio playback, photo sideshows (which are often done with Flash on news websites), transitional effects for pictures, a 360 degree view of an iPod touch, and a virtual reality tour of the flagship NYC Apple Store.

Interestingly, even though Apple is promoting an open web with HTML5 and declares that Adobe Flash doesn't always present a consistent or stable experience for users, Apple's own tech demos won't even work unless you download Safari and install it on your computer.

Safari comes pre-installed on every Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad -- hence the demos work on these devices -- but Apple has left other HTML5-capable browsers like Google Chrome out of the tech demo fun (see image on the right).

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By bill4 on 6/4/2010 5:52:43 AM , Rating: 2
I was under the understanding HTML5 wasn't widely used because the spec wasn't finalized. Well, what the hell is taking so long?

By alanore on 6/4/10, Rating: 0
By a9902468 on 6/4/2010 6:12:54 AM , Rating: 2
I thought that the spec is almost finalized, but before the spec becomes official recommendation the technology must be already adopted by certain percentage of market, and that date should be by 2022?

By alanore on 6/4/2010 6:18:03 AM , Rating: 1
A lot of it is done, It should reach candidate stage with in 2 years.

I think the 2022 is when the W3C going to 'recommend' it.

By embeejay on 6/4/2010 7:30:31 AM , Rating: 1
Read this if you want your facts straight ;)

By weskurtz0081 on 6/4/10, Rating: 0
By 67STANG on 6/4/2010 11:12:22 AM , Rating: 2
Who really cares? I haven't seen much (if anything) in Apple's HTML5 demos that can't be done using jQuery.

jQuery works in all browsers.... been using it as a flash replacement for over a year now.

Honestly, I'm more interested in CSS3 support, than HTML5.

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