- ongoing by Tim Bray · HTML5 and the Web
Quote: "HTML5 promises to broaden the class of application problems you can solve with HTML, providing a good user experience while saving time and money. But that’s all; it’s not better because it’s “Web Technology”, it’s better because it’s better.
Except when it isn’t. Right now, there are certain classes of applications, particularly on mobile devices, where you’re going to get a better result by building a native app. Maybe even by building two or three native apps, for iPhone and Android and webOS. This is entirely orthogonal to the “Webbiness” (or not) of the technologies.
And another point: building a really hot HTML5 application that takes advantage of the nice new features is not exactly easy. Even assuming that you’re using one of the dozens of clever toolkits, it’s still not a slam-dunk. In fact, compared to the level of support and tooling you get from XCode on the Apple side or the various pieces of Android IDE-ware, HTML5 development is a major pain in the ass."
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