HTML5 shoot-out: How Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera measure up

Chrome and Opera lead in compliance with the latest Web features, but the differences among browsers may be smaller than they appear

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Has it really been four years since the buzzword “HTML5” came screaming across the sky and gave us every reason to believe in the power of JavaScript in the browser? Time flies when you're writing code.

HTML5 is back on the tips of our tongues because the W3C committee finally decided it's time to stop fiddling with the HTML 5.0 spec and move on to HTML 5.1. This marks a historic occasion because the HTML4 document was finalized in 1997. Time drags when you're working on a committee.

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