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- HTML5 on Kindle - Not really html5?
- David Stone
October 21, 2011, 7:09 pm
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"Supported HTML5 / CSS3 tags" link [wraps]:
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Hmm... no support for <canvas>, but I see <center> (!)
Not sure if there's anything in the supported CSS attributes that isn't
already in CSS2.1?
Methinks their claims are a little exaggerated, to say the least.
Re: HTML5 on Kindle - Not really html5?
That was an alert to me, as CSS3 has no tags - but the page actually has
the heading "List of supported HTML tags and CSS elements", which is a
different kind of wrong terminology, as is the column header later on
the page "CSS Attribute" (it should read e.g. "CSS feature", as it lists
selectors, properties, and some other constructs).
Support to <center> is required according to HTML5 drafts, and so is
e.g. support to <font> (missing from the list). They are elements that
conforming documents must not use but that must be supported by
Regarding support to HTML5 novelties, I don't see <details>, <audio>,
and <video> there, for example. And oddly, they have <rt> and <rp> but
Off-topic! Off-topic! ;-) Seriously, there are not many CSS features
beyond CSS 2.1 listed there - border-radius, background-clip,
device-width, some other.
Well they say "HTML5 support" and "support for HTML5 and CSS3". I think
this can be regarded as truth-avoiding marketese, but not different from
what has been common on the market for many years. Implementations have
announced support for this and that specification, even before the
specification existed (as is the case for HTML5 and CSS3 - they are
drafts, or collections of drafts, not spefications). And they always
failed to conform to the specifications. In fact, there is no browser
that actually conforms to any HTML specification, though some of them
come reasonably close.
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