Apple has decided that actions speak louder than words or Thoughts on Flash, and has published an HTML5 showcase, advocating open web standards as the future of the web. The one touch of irony? The demos are Safari-only.
While it’s clear the reason for this is that HTML5 is still in it’s infancy and support across varying browsers isn’t perfect, this might backfire and end up garnering support for Adobe’s Flash platform.
The demos highlight the advanced features of HTML5, including video, typography, animations, transitions and 3D.
Accessing the site in any browser other than Safari displays an error message, but hopefully as HTML5 becomes more standardized and accepted, the showcase can become more widespread.
Apple and Adobe have been bickering back and forth on this ever since the iPhone was released with no Flash support. At this year’s D8 conference, Jobs maintained that Apple was tired of being trashed in the press.
Your move, Adobe.
Source: Daring Fireball