Welcome to HTML5 Tests

Welcome to HTML5 tests, the web site that lets you test-out your equipment to see if certain HTML5 features are supported.

What is HTML5? The World Wide Web Consortium, the group that standardizes how web sites should be coded, is working on a new way to deliver content from web sites.

The current standard (HTML4.01) was created in 1999 and is over 12 years old! It was created in a time that web browsers were just beginning to hit the market.

Most poeple were on dial-up modem and did not have the Internet at work. The Internet was simply not part of our daily lives. There was no such thing as "Smart Phones", "Intelligent Game Consols" like the PS/3. Watching a video online was a small and choppy affair.

To put you in context, here are things that were popular in 1999:

  • The "Sixth Sense", Star Wars Episode I (with Jar-Jar) and Austin Powers were in theaters.
  • TLC's "No Scrubs" and "Livin' La Vida Loca" were billboard hits.
  • Windows 98 was the brand new operating system from Microsoft, and shipped with the now infamous Internet Explorer 4.
  • The world was anxiously biting its fingernails to see what would happen with the Y2K computer bug.

Since Then, computers have evolved. We expect rich-content web sites with beautiful images and streaming content.

To make this happen, developers put browser plug-ins on top of your browser (Flash, Shockwave, Java...) to enable rich content. They developped tricks and tweaks that would only work in certain browsers.

To make things worst, all the makers of the different browser companies had different interpretations of how HTML 4.01 should work.


W3C has been working on the HTML 5 standard, which includes things like embedded video/audio, graphical user enhancements and textual user enhancements as well. The new specification is so large that most of today's browsers won't fully support it for many months after it has been completed.

This is why we have created this web site. To give you information and links on HTML5 and to give you an idea if your current browser or technology is HTML5 compatible. It is important to note that this is not a definitive test, and your mileage may vary.

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General Knowledge Tests

This section contains tests which are meant to test your general knowledge of software development. Each test is progressivley more difficult and will help teach you some of the new features of each specific technology.


The following tests will evaluate your knowledge of the new HTML-5 Standard.

  1. HTML5 Fundementals


The following tests will evaluate your knowledge of the Java language.

  1. Java Fundementals

Coming Soon.

We are curently working on a test which would test the most basic features of HTML5. For more comprehensive tests, see the links page.

The test being written will be a fun and comprehensive way to see if your browser is compatible. Stay tuned for results and check back in a couple of days. In the mean time, I suggest visiting some of the links below.

Database Utilities

This section provides links to common utilities which are useful when developing software. Many of these utilities generate test data which can be used for database seeding and design. It also contains sample lists of persons, user names, common passwords and other things that can be useful for software developers and software testers.

If you believe we should provide a given test set, please let us know!

  1. Field Length Generator: Generates sequential data (012345..) and counts up to verify field lengths (and to make sure your field truncation works properly when overflowing forms with text).
  2. Encoding Tools: Utility that Encode/Decodes many types of encoding. Also provides tools to hash specific pieces of data and outputs the result.
  3. Hash Algorithm Finder: This tool takes a hashed value with the original data. The tool finds what algorithm was used to get the hash result (and also how many times it was executed. It also finds multiple Base-64 and UUEncoded values.

HTML5 Related Links

Many web sites are available which talk about HTML 5. This section lists some of them and their strengths-weaknesses. You can also visit the sponsor links below for some further inspiration.

  • The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)is a great place to start, since they are the ones writing the standard. You can check out the link to the official standard at this URL:

  • W3C has created a page which lists the differences between HTML4 and HTML5. A kind of "What's New" for HTML Develoopers. It's available here:
  • Wikipedia is alwayse a good place to start. Here is the page for HTML5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5.
  • Mark Pilgrim (of the "Dive Into Python" fame) has put a book online called "Dive Into HTML5". His HTML5 book is available at the following URL: http://diveintohtml5.org/. I've met Mark when I presented at Confoo 2010. Mark is a billiant man, going from conference to conference advocating the changes to HTML5 (on Google's payroll from what I understood). We need more poeple like Mark advocating this new standard.
  • There is an interesting site that displays some of the browser supports and the HTML5 features supported by that browser. You can check it out at http://html5demos.com/.
  • Visit the creators of this website by checking out http://www.sandwave.ca. We are a Software Development, Graphics Design and Photography company located in Ottawa, Canada. We have gathered an impressive portfolio both in the private and public sector.
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