HTML5 and CSS3: Is your browser ready? Chrome and Safari Ahead

By Jamie Pert - May 14, 2010

Lately all the news surrounding HTML5 has been related to Apple’s rejection of Adobe Flash, however a recent article posted on Mashable looks into which of today’s most popular web browsers are compatible with HTML5 and CSS3.

Although HTML5 and CSS3 have not yet been finalized an interactive chart shows quite cleverly what features current web browsers support, the most obvious thing this chart shows is just how far behind Microsoft Internet Explorer (7, 8 and 9) really are.

The chart shows 28 different HTML5 and CSS3 features which browsers may support, Google Chrome 4 came joint top with Apple Safari 4. Both web browsers supported 26 of these features, the only two features Chrome 4 didn’t support were SVG Filters and 3D Transforms, whereas Apple Safari doesn’t offer geolocation or SVG Filters.

Firefox 3.7 was next in line supporting 24 of the features, whereas Opera 10 supported 23 of these features. Quite embarrassingly Internet Explorer 9 only supported half of the HTML5 and CSS3 features.

If you check out the chart it also includes Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Obviously software developers may release updates for their browsers which will add support for these features, this will probably happen when HTML5 becomes a widely used standard. For further details check out the link below.

Source: Mashable

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