5 HTML5 myths and misconceptions debugged

Posted on Oct 15 2014 - 4:38pm by Eric Tompkins

html5 myths and misconceptions

5 HTML5 myths and misconceptions debugged

There are a few misconceptions about HTML5. Let’s look at some of the myths and
misconceptions surrounding the language:

HTML5 is not a replacement for Flash

We can embed audio and video in HTML5 but to think that it will replace Flash is a
myth. Some things can be easily done in Flash than in HTML5. For example,
live video streaming isn’t possible with HTML5.

HTML5 is still in the beginning stage and
cannot be used

One has to understand that standardization is an ongoing
process that can take years. However, the language has a lot of impressive features that would
encourage any web designer to use it. Moreover, browsers are getting updated
regularly and the latest versions of some of the browsers already support it.

HTML5 doesnt’t work well with IE

IE and HTML5 are not compatible at all is a myth. It is true that versions prior to IE9 are not fully
compatible with HTML5, however, developers can always write a fallback
code in such situations. Browsers are coming out with their latest versions
quite frequently and IE9 already supports it.

CSS comes along with HTML5 

However, that is not true. CSS is used for styling and presentation whereas HTML5 deals with
content. An HTML page without CSS will be good enough to use but might
not look that good in terms of presentation.

HTML5 does not have a development environment 

We can create an HTML file with just a simple text editor.
However, as a developer, we can definitely use an integrated development
environment (IDE) such as Eclipse, Visual Studio, or even Dreamweaver
CC to work with HTML5.

Got another myth or fact to share? Post a comment below.

Author: Eric Tompkins / @_codemics

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Eric Tompkins is an Experienced Web Developer and Digital Media Professional. As well as a Professional Photographer and Technical Instructor. You can follow on Twitter @_codemics.