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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

3 responses to “BBC Thinks HTML5 Is Not Yet Ready For Primetime”

  1. kris

    Erik Huggers comments are a bit strange.
    He thinks proprietary standards lead to a winner-takes-all scenario , which is true in most cases, but why does he support Flash and not HTML5?

    It’s a contradiction.

    He needs to support both!
    YouTube does it, why can’t he?

    I visited the BBC with my ipad and I can’t see the videos in their news section. How smart is that?
    He needs to support open standards and use HTML5, and stop whining about the browsers.

    He does have a point about the browsers having their own html5 implementations but all that means is a few more lines of code in the CSS. It’s no excuse!

    The webkit browser is open source.

    Which means the lines of code that work for Apple’s Safari also work for Google’s Chrome browser!
    It may not look 100% the same, but there ain’t gonna be a winner-takes-all.

    What he needs to do is look at what browsers are being used, and show an HTML 5 video or a Flash video.
    Or tell them to switch from IE to a webkit browser like on Problem solved!

    IE is the one giving us headaches!

  2. Juha Saarinen

    Messieurs Huggers and Subramanian should look at IE9 preview before writing off Microsoft’s support for HTML5.

  3. Krishnan Subramanian


    I guess you saw what I wrote above. Microsoft is slow to adopt HTML 5 which is a well known fact and if they had shown some enthusiasm early on, we might have seen a better adoption with HTML5. IE9 is still in preview and no one other than early enthusiasts are using it. I really don’t understand what is your point with respect to what I said.