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Submission + - HTML 5 emerges as a platform

itjoblog writes: My first real encounter with what we loosely call "HTML 5" was nearly three years ago, at a 2007 Future of Web Applications conference in London. Mozilla's John Resig showed features including the Canvas element, SVG, video and audio. I reported on it here, noting that it might be too late to disrupt the momemtum behind Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight...

I would not have guessed that in 2010 Microsoft itself would demonstrate a version of Internet Explorer with support for these features. I'm referring to the version 9 fourth platform preview, which you can try out here. In case you missed it, the new IE scores 95% on the Acid 3 CSS stress test (and the other 5% is unimportant), performs creditably on the SunSpider JavaScript performance test, being more then ten times faster than IE8, and implements significant parts of HTML 5 including Canvas, SVG, Video and Audio...

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