W3C releases first HTML5 test results
Although the forthcoming HTML5 specification hasn't yet been finalised, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released its first test results. According to the W3C's report, the recently released sixth preview of Internet Explorer 9 offers the best HTML5 implementation, followed by Google's Chrome 7 web browser, Firefox 4 (Beta 6), Opera 10.6 and Safari 5.0. However, more comprehensive tests available at caniuse.com and html5test.com paint a different picture in many areas.
The W3C's test suite currently only examines a small selection of the forthcoming standard's aspects: it only tests "attributes", "audio", "video", "canvas", "getElementsByClassName", "foreigncontent" and "xhtml5". The main focus is on the
<canvas> element. Other aspects such as the planned local file storage, web workers, the File API or the added input types due to be included in HTML5, have so far not been taken into account by the test suite.
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