MacDailyNews Take: Jeroen and Zachary need to look up the word “hype” before they team up to misuse it again. It’s not an exaggeration when “every week, major tech companies announce improved support or new breakthroughs.”
“It would be awesome for Apple to start advocating the use of cross-browser HTML5 Video, being honest about what the technology can and cannot do today,” Wijering and Ozer. “Alternatively, it would be great for Apple to tell developers what its demo actually is: an excellent showcase of the video capabilities of its Safari / Quicktime product stack. Regardless, Apple should stop labelling vendor-specific implementations as web standards. It confuses web developers and it will lead to a new era of browser incompatibility that will slow down the overall adoption of HTML5 – and the conveniences it brings to web developers around the world.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We agree that Apple should advocate the use of cross-browser HTML5 Video. We believe the reason they limited their HTML5 Showcase to Safari was to ensure that the demos would work as intended. Other browsers have varying states of HTML5 compatibility.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ChrissyOne” for the heads up.]