IE program manager endorses HTML 5 multimedia tags

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by clevin, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    well hopefully this will push along HTML5's progress.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It's good to see Microsoft supporting HTML 5. I saw a presentation from Giorgio Sardo (described as "the master technical evangelist in the Internet Explorer team") when he was in NZ earlier this week and he showed that IE already supports a lot of the less "visible" parts of HTML 5 along with demos of how to use them. Video tag support will make things even better :)
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I think the trend of development of IE is positive, but they are just really slow. They do have 70% of market, but I am not sure they are doing as much as they could, at a speed they could, technically.

    also, are they gonna take side on the codec? or introduce their own? They dont need to worry about the cross-platform, so they can transfer the whole thing just to WMP, which can almost play anything in win7.

    Media tag is fine, but if MS were to implement it, the problem of codec conflict will be squarely blamed on W3C, rather than MS.

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