Hi Experts,

Anyone doing sites in HTML 5 yet?  Any risks or limitations?  Browser compatibility etc?


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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
HTML 5 is not official yet and compatibility isn't complete but is slowly increasing.  But even with HTML4 and XHTML, you still need to check your work in all the browsers you want to support.  So in many ways, it's business as usual.  Check your work to make sure it works as you want it to.

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HelpNearMeAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks for the comment.  I have some armchair 'experts' suggesting that flash should be replaced with HTML 5 and I'm cool with it but I have concerns about browser support.

Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
While some things in HTML5 may replace some Flash, Flash also has a programming language supporting it and can be used for a lot of things past just a video display.
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Its important to realize that some browsers say compliant with html5 but that doesnt mean all html5 modules are supported yet.

Breakdown of browser usage

                         IE               FF             CHR        SF           OP
January 2011      26.6 %      42.8%      23.8%      4.0%      2.5%

Breakdown of IE usage (IE7/6 doesnt support HTML5 at all)
                          IE            IE9            IE8           IE7            IE6
January 2011  26.6 %      0.5 %      16.6 %      5.7 %      3.8 %

Here is a HTML5 test site so you can see exactly what is being supported yourself.  You should have all 4 major browsers if you are in web development loaded anyway.

HTML5 Boilerplate

Use it with confidence.  The template is created and updated by the industries leaders in web development and standards.
HelpNearMeAuthor Commented:
Excellent feed back everyone thank you!!

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