Archive for the ‘HTML5’ Category

HTML5: Undocumented IE6 Mode

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

EDIT: Due to the insistence and flurry of comment activity, links have been added throughout the post for reference. Thank you so much to all my fans!

There is an undocumented feature in HTML5: “IE6 mode”. After all the pain and suffering all these years, all we had to do was:


<script>
"IE6 mode"
</script>

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Google Dart – Should JavaScript be Replaced?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

A memo from a Google employee was leaked earlier this month exposing the new plan for Dart, which they claim to be a new programming language for structured web programming. The memo goes into some detail on what Dart would be, but doesn’t go into much detail on why Dart should be. In other words, it doesn’t explicitly state the deficiencies in JavaScript. Do they have a point? Should JavaScript be replaced?

Dart to replace JavaScript?
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IE9 HTML5 Video Doesn’t Work… in VMWare

Monday, April 4th, 2011

So I spent most of the day porting the BetterVideo Player to be able to handle HTML5 video. Only to find out it doesn’t work. What the heck? When trying to set the src attribute or call play method, I would get errors: SCRIPT16385: Not implemented or SCRIPT5007: Unable to get value of the property 'play': object is null or undefined. A Google search didn’t reveal anything. Then I loaded up the IE9 video codec support demo… and it didn’t work either.
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Video: The Fight Over HTML5

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The video for my high-energy presentation on the Fight Over HTML5 is now posted. You can see it here. The presentation is already online and you can see that here.

Presentation: The Fight Over HTML5

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The Fight Over HTML5 I’ve posted my latest presentation that deals with the skirmish between the WHATWG and the W3C: which standards body should we listen to?

See the presentation here.

IE9 HTML5 Tests 99%… BOGUS

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011


I’m really getting sick of reading how “HTML5 compliant” IE9 is. The IE team keeps pushing their testing chart that shows it passes 99% of the tests while the competitor browsers are no where close.

99% is a load of crap. It’s not close to that.

I stumbled upon this fact because I had just created a new HTML5 Uploader for Dojo (I’ll post a blog on that soon). So naturally, since IE9 is 99% HTML5 compliant it supports multiple file uploads right?
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HTML5 is Dead

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

html5 is dead
You read that right. One day after the W3C’s earth-shaking announcement to brand HTML5 with a new logo… The WHATWG announces that HTML5 will no longer exist. Hey, Ian Hickson says that the WHATWG works closely with the W3C — but now I have to wonder. (more…)

Video: How to Build Web Apps

Monday, January 10th, 2011

A new video is posted from the January 4th 2011 Club AJAX meeting. Basic and advanced code for Ajax apps. The main subjects covered were CSS organizing, and OO-CSS concepts, and an HTML5 Video Player with custom JavaScript.

See the video here.

HTML5 Video Mysteries Explained

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

There can be a cloud of mystery surrounding new technologies. HTML5 Video is especially problematic since it is not just one technology, there are multiple codecs and file formats. When is a good time to adopt? Is it possible that you can adopt too late or too soon?

In this IBM developerWorks article, I show the progression of the early days of the Internet and choppy, “cross your fingers and hope it works” digital video to its current state of the browser vendors attempting to reclaim native video from the Adobe Flash plugin.

The idea behind HTML5 Video was simplicity… but the current result is not so simple. This article defines some of the difficult video terminology to make it easier to understand how it works, so that you can look at today’s fragmented situation and still make the best decisions for you or your company.

I’m also quite honored to have had my blog voted as best article of the week, and displayed prominently on the Web Development front page.

Article: Introduction to HTML5 Video

You may also be interested in the video and the presentation upon which this article was based.