Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In defense of HTML5...

Sencha, the makers of an HTML5 framework, were apparently upset about Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) indicating that HTML5 was not ready for prime time.  In response, they developed Fastbook, a Facebook clone using Facebook's API for the iPhone and Android operation systems.  The also have opened up an "HTML5 is Ready" website where they are offering over $20K in prizes for people generating HTML5 web sites.

While that's all well and good, I couldn't help but notices a few things from the first article:

  • "The application should be tried from a mobile device since it does not seem to work properly in a desktop browser."

  • "To make this demo work, Sencha had to improve their Touch framework"

Also in recent news, the HTML5 spec has been declared "feature complete", although it still won't be finalized as a standard until 2014.

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