There’s been a lot of hoopla and excitement over HTML5 replacing Flash. There’s one important hurdle that a lot of people have been forgetting; that’s standardization. W3C, the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web, is looking to standardize HTML5 by 2014. However, this upcoming May is the last month for suggestions about the standards to be submitted.

Current browsers are already supporting HTML5, but not in exactly the same way. When it comes down to the codec for video, Google and Mozilla prefer WebM, whereas Microsoft and Apple prefer H.264. W3C still hasn’t declared a winner between the video codecs. Also, websites, created with HTML5, vary on the different browsers. As fast HTML5 is progressing in terms of adoption, it’s still a long way from standardization.

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