HTML5 - Anyone else as excited as I am?

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    So, the new HTML5 is just around the corner - http://html5doctor.com/

    I especially like some of the new elements: <footer> and <header> removing the need for having <div id="header">, and the new <video> element removing the need for having to load a lot of flash gimmicks to make them work.

    Who else is currently making HTML5 compliant versions of their websites?

    Although I'm dreading how they're gonna look in any version of IE still used. IE8 isn't even completely CSS compliant - if MS can't even get that right, I doubt HTML5 works all that well.

    Sayonara to XHTML however - HTML5 has taken all of your powers!
     
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    Yeah, this is going to be a big step up! I'm not going to bother making HTML5 complient websites for quite some time though, as it's going to take a few years to become standard.

    Have you started learning any of the new HTML5 code? I've not looked at it in depth myself yet.
     
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    I certainly have! I have a lot of web-design friends who more or less make me learn everything they do (like PHP, jQuery and jQueryUI), and, well, I run two websites of my own and am constantly asked to help others with there's, so keeping up with all the new internet based code is a must.

    There's a few differences between HTML5 and XHTML that I wasn't anticipating.

    <br /> is now back as <br>, as so <hr /> is back as <hr>

    lots of new stuff however, making coding webpages a lot easier than ever before.

    http://www.w3schools.com/html5/html5_reference.asp
     
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    I think it's exciting that IE6 and IE7 together still form about 25% of all browsers in use today, as estimated by w3schools.com.

    I can't wait to see how these dinosaurs render html5.
     
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    It's disgusting that IE6 is still used so widely.

    Anyone who uses IE6 and goes to my website at www.witsolutions.co.uk get's a blank screen with a box in the centre telling them to upgrade their browser to either IE8, Google Chrome, or Firefox.

    Other people should join in the campaign to obliterate IE6 from users PC's - http://www.stoplivinginthepast.com/
     
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    I am 100% in favor of redirecting ancient browsers somewhere where their users can embrace the 21st century. IE6 in particular was horrible from the moment of conception.

    I'd like to use a script on my own site to weed out the IE6s, but I feel iffy about the accuracy of such scripts in the light of all those customised browsers out there.
     
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    I already told people when I upgraded my site, That if they were using IE6, then new design would look like crap, and I would not make it any better. So if they wanted to see all the tranparent pngs and stuff, they would need to upgrade.
     
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    I added the Wordpress plugin to my site. A worthy cause, I should think.
     
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    W00t! :D

    The more people embracing the Anti-IE6 campaign, the better :)
     
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    If anyone is still using IE6, I am surprised they don't have a virus. Didn't one of the automatic updates, or one of the service packs, upgrade IE?
    Anyway, yeah bad idea to run IE6 period.
     
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    Enough about IE6, more about HTML5.

    I've yet to try the <video> tag.

    Shall possibly attempt to do so tomorrow
     
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    They still use IE6 at work :-*( (which is why the Merry Christmas thread kept crashing my browser)
     
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    Point them towards the website I linked to before.

    Companies should be forced to keep their PC's up to date
     
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    So do any browsers support html5 and the video tag yet?
     
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    I ran the video tag demo from the link above and said my IE8 was incompatible.
    I am also wondering if any of the browsers are capable of HTML5.
     
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    Works great on Firefox 3.5.6.
     
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    Doesn't work in IE8 unless there is something I need to install. I do have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed.
     
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    IE8 hasn't added support for anything HTML5 it seems.

    In fact, according to http://html5doctor.com/how-to-get-html5-working-in-ie-and-firefox-2/ - you have to do some fancy JavaScript stuff in order to get IE (any version) to recognise the HTML5 elements and tags.

    Shows how awful an "Internet Browser" it really is.

    Edit:

    Who changed the title to the thread!

    I despise IE6!!! :(
     
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    I totally agree with the IE6 stuff - I hope that there aren't many people still using this.

    LOL, just as I get used to self closing br and hr they revert :lol2I'm glad that things are getting easier to code. :)
     
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