Browser rivals mock Microsoft's 'native HTML5' claims

14. April 2011
Mozilla and Opera have mocked rival Microsoft's use of the term "native HTML5" to describe Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and the in-development IE10 as an oxymoron, an attempt to hijack an open standard and a marketing ploy.

On Tuesday, MicrosoftMicrosoft's Dean Hachamovitch, the executive who runs the IE group, used the term several times during a keynote at MIX, the company's annual Web developers conference, and in an accompanying post on the IE blog. Alles zu Microsoft auf

Although Hachamovitch didn't define "native HTML5," he came closest in the blog .

"Web sites and HTML5 run best when they run natively, on a browser optimized for the operating system on your device," said Hachamovitch. "We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and for Windows to deliver the most native HTML5 experience and the best Web experience on Windows.

In his keynote two days ago, Hachamovitch claimed that, "The only native experience of the Web of HTML5 today is on Windows 7 with IE9."

Those comments got an immediate reaction from Mozilla developers, who ridiculed the term in an often-biting entry on Bugzilla, the company's bug- and change-tracking database.

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