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Get Prepared for the HTML5 Revolution

Apr 07, 2010, 15:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Gilmore)

"HTML5 Highlights

"In many ways, HTML5 is an attempt to bring order to many of the features and behaviors that have become the norm in recent years. This section highlights some of the more compelling additions.

"Audio and Video Support

"With plugins such as Flash, Silverlight, and various codecs causing considerable grief over the years, HTML5 seeks to standardize the audio and video access process by including new and tags, respectively. Of course, the mere addition of such tags won't remove the need for the client to somehow load the media resource. So, vendors are still working out exactly which formats will be supported, although currently MP3, WAV, and Ogg Vorbis are leading the pack. Further, you can determine whether a particular MIME type is supported on the client with HTML5, and offer alternative formats to those browsers that necessarily support the default choice."

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