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Poll: Are you using HTML 5 features?

Development of the HTML 5 spec is well on track, and browser vendors are quickly adding support for it. Tell us if you're using HTML 5 features yet.

In our interview, HTML 5 Editor Ian Hickson confirmed that development of the HTML 5 spec is well on track, and browser vendors are quickly adding support for it. Even Internet Explorer is joining the party with IE 9. Some Web sites are already using some of its functionality. Are you using it yet?

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

5 comments
edurrant
edurrant

USing HTML5 code with Ogg-Theora on my podcast page at http://ecomstationaustralia.podbean.com/ so that video and audio play with an open source player directly from within Firefox 3.5 and higher on ANY platform. I do not support the use of the H264 approach due to the license needs.

webhostingruchi
webhostingruchi

HTML5 is a new version of HTML and XHTML.The HTML5 DRAFT specification defines a single language that can be written in HTML and XML. It attempts to solve issues found in previous iterations of HTML and addresses the needs of Web Applications, an area previously not adequately covered by HTML. http://www.webhostingruchi.com/php/web-development.html

Justin James
Justin James

The problem is, while OT itself is an open spec with open source implementations, it uses ideas which are patented elsewhere. That's the unfortunate minefield in video specs... there's no novel/unique approaches out there, and every way to handle it is patented. So even though OT looks like a "safe" codec, it is liable to get nailed at any time with a patent suit, for right or wrong. In a twisted, sick way, H264 is actually safer by virtue of the fact that the patents are pooled and the tech can be licensed to begin with. Once you get the H264 license, there is no fear of lawsuit. So on one hand, you have H264 and the costs associated with it, and on the other hand you have OT with no fees but the *potential* to get blown out of the water. No matter how you cut it, it is a bad scenario. J.Ja