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The showcase – published on Apple's website – is aimed at encouraging developers to embrace the HTML5 standard in their web, software and application design. Apple favours HTML5 over rival format Flash, and doesn't support Flash technology on its multimedia devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.
A series of demonstrates show off the technical capabilities of HTML5, from the way it handles videos to the manner in which it can support picture galleries and audio features. However, those wishing to view the demos will need to download and install Safari, Apple's own web browser.
HTML5 can only be viewed with Safari browser.
Mozilla open source evangelist Chris Blizzard has unloaded on both Apple and Google for abusing the HTML5 moniker, confusing netizens everywhere, and undermining the slow march towards truly open web standards.
Blizzard is so peeved at Apple and Google that he even goes so far as to lavish praise on Microsoft for its belated embrace of open standards.
Like so many others among the browserati, Blizzard is fuming over Apple's new "HTML Showcase" site. The site purports to demonstrate Apple's love for web standards, but in the end, it does much the opposite.