11 Problems with HTML5

Monday Aug 15th 2011 by Cynthia Harvey
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The reality of the new HTML5 Web technology may not live up to the hype.

HTML5 offers Web developers the opportunity to add a lot of new features to their Web apps, but this article argues that the technology isn't as great as its supporters claim. It lists 11 "hard truths" about HTML5:

  1. Security is a nightmare.
  2. Local data storage is limited
  3. Local data can be manipulated.
  4. Offline apps are a nightmare to sync.
  5. The cloud owes you nothing.
  6. Forced upgrades aren't for everyone.
  7. Web Workers offer no prioritization.
  8. Format incompatibilities abound.
  9. Implementations are browser-dependent.
  10. Hardware idiosyncracies bring new challenges.
  11. Politics as usual.

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