Did you hear that Windows Phone 7 will not have HTML5? Holy no-shit Batman! It’s circulating like it is news but if any of the writers were paying attention they’d know that Internet Explorer in WP7 is based on a mix of IE7 and IE8 (desktop). Which of those browsers supports HTML5? Right – neither. So how the hell would HTML5 get on to the phone?
OK, so when is it coming to WP7? Well assuming that WP7 is going to continue to be a port of IE desktop going forward, the final IE9 preview came out today (with HTML5 support), the beta is coming in September and the final release is expected around April.
But how can it come without HTML5? Well it’s sort of like you right now…sitting and reading this blog without HTML5. Fine, maybe you’re using a browser with some HTML5 support but today Flash is still king. Hey Wiki, shine some light on HTML5 for me:
Ian Hickson, editor of the HTML5 specification, expects the specification to reach the Candidate Recommendation stage during 2012. The criteria for the specification becoming a W3C Recommendation is “two 100% complete and fully interoperable implementations”. In an interview with TechRepublic, Hickson guessed that this would occur in the year 2022 or later. However, many parts of the specification are stable and may be implemented in products
Alright folks, nothing to see here. Keep proceeding with your lives. Apple will get off of HTML5’s nuts eventually.