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:
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.
Sandwave Technologies does not guarantee the results and should not be held liable for any damages (direct or indirect) arising from the use of this web site and its associated technologies. Use at your own risk.
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.
The following tests will evaluate your knowledge of the Java language.
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.
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!
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.
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