"The past year was one of the busiest in recent memory for
browser developers, with multiple releases and innovations from
Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet
Explorer and Opera.
"At the heart of current browser technology race is the emerging
HTML5 standard, which updates the decade-old HTML 4 standard that
underpins all modern Web browsers. With HTML5, new video, audio and
canvas tags enable browser vendors to deliver new dynamic rich
media experiences to Web users. Many developers are also leveraging
HTML5 as an alternative to Adobe's Flash, as Apple's iOS ban on
mobile Flash usage continues.
"Mozilla delivered only one major browser release during 2010,
and it came early in the year. Firefox 3.6 debuted in January,