How to Tell HTML from HTML5 (or: Microsoft’s Image Problem)

by Joey deVilla on February 16, 2012

Slide: "How to Tell HTML from HTML5" - "Try it out on Internet Explorer. Did it work? No? It's HTML5."Photo courtesy of Elijah Manor.

Considerably less true for Internet Explorer 9 (a.k.a. “IE who-gives-a-crap”), but the damage has been done, especially if W3Counter’s browser usage trend stats are accurate:

w3counter browser usage statsClick to see at full size.

That’s why I wrote way back when I worked there: “Any fool can evangelize Apple or Google. It takes a rock star, ninja and Jedi master all rolled into one to be an evangelist for Microsoft.”

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1 Nik February 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

We’ll quote you on that at ConFoo!

2 Daniel Sydnes February 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Except that IE 9 only supports Windows Vista and Windows 7…effectively locking out 47% of their customer base.

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