As long “Windows 8” is moving to BETA build, many Microsoft related developers have started to think about HTML5-story. One of frequently asked questions across world wide web is “Will Windows Phone MANGO support HTML5?”. As a computer freak you will probably expect the answer of type boolean (true/false). If you ever have read the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy you will definitely remember the magic integer result 42. If you didn’t read it here is the short recap.
With this story, I wont to express that HTML support is a number between 0 an 450 (according to http://html5test.com/). Windows Pone Mango integrates in fact the IE9, which supports HTML5 with score 141 at this day.
| ||To be sure that this Windows Phone Mango also support HTML 5 I just run the test from MANGO image and the result was the same like in a case of IE9 desktop version (figure on left).It seems that Windows Phone Mango will really support HTML5 like big desktop brother IE9 does it. |
After you know that, the next logical question would be like “how about other browsers?”. Without knowing what this score does mean, it is interesting to compare IE with other browsers.
Following picture shows all desktop browsers at glance.
As you see the Chrome supports today most of HTML5 features. Next picture shows the current state of upcoming browsers, which are currently in BETA stage.
Following picture shows the score for common Mobile Browsers:
Sep 12 2011, 12:01 AM