Someone asked recently in chat whether developers are going to start basing their apps around HTML5 in the near future. I believe we will see this with web apps, but likely not mobile apps.
The beauty of HTML5 is that they’ve tied in a lot of these formerly disparate components such as audio, video and databases. Prior to this standardization, these elements were all over the place.
You can test your web browser to see how compliant it is with HTML5. As of the writing of this post, the latest version of Firefox (3.6.12) scores a 139 (plus 4 bonus points) out of a possible 300 points. That isn’t such a great score, folks. These browser companies need to step up their game in a very significant way.
During the making of the video, the Chromium nightly build scored a 241 out of 300, and Safari scored 208. Webkit pulled a score of 232. In my mind, none of these support the HTML5 spec well enough at this point. This needs to be improved quite a lot – quickly.
What are your thoughts? Are developers going to move further and further into using HTML5, or is this going to be a flash in the pan?
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