Google exec confirms Jobs’ claim that HTML5 is ready for some uses

By Joab Jackson

April 30, 2010 04:19 PM E

IDG News Service – Despite concerns that it is far from being finished, HTML5 is ready for use, at least for most platforms and for most duties, asserted a Google developer.

“Depending on who you ask, HTML5 is already ready, or it won’t be ready until 2022,” said Google developer advocate Mark Pilgrim at the WWW2010 conference, being held this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. “The answer is both, depending on what your definition of ‘ready’ is.”

Of course, with Steve Jobs’ directive that Web developers use HTML5, instead of Adobe Flash, for rendering Web pages and RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) viewable on the iPad, the question of HTML5’s readiness for duty has been an urgent one.

And not everyone is convinced of the technology’s maturity.

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