Safari is getting married to HTML5. It’s true. The latest version of Safari, 5.0.1 has an incredible amount of HTML5 support. Safari scored higher than Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 9 in HTML5 support according to the HTML5 browser testing website. In Safari, users can watch full screen video, enjoy closed captions, and get directions all through HTML5.
Here is the list of newly supported HTML5 features in Safari:
- Full screen for
- Closed captions for
- HTML5 AJAX History
- HTML5 draggable attribute
- HTML5 forms validation
- HTML5 sanboxed
Steve “I want your” Jobs might be the best father in law HTML5 could ever have. The launch of Safari Technology Demos should start selling non believers that the web can exist without Flash. My favorites are the video effects and the HTML5 checkers game demos. Checkers had a few bugs, but this is to be expected. The computer beat me but this is to be expected as well.
So Safari and HTML5 are now officially married. Here is a picture of the happy couple:
By making Safari the woman I am in no way insinuating that Safari is HTML5’s bitch.