Welcome to HTML5 Labs
The HTML5 Labs site is the place where Microsoft prototypes early and unstable web standard specifications from standards bodies such as the W3C. Sharing these prototypes helps us have informed discussions with developer communities, and contributes to a better implementation experience with draft specifications.
To find out more about the thinking behind this new HTML5 Labs site, you can read the blog by Dean Hachamovitch, the Corporate Vice President for Internet Explorer and the blog by Jean Paoli, the General Manager for Interoperability Strategy.
The HTML5 Labs are managed by the Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Group.
For lovers of “thin ice”…
The Future of Silverlight
There’s been a lot of discussion lately around web standards and HTML 5 in
particular. People have been asking us how Silverlight fits into a future world
where the tag is available to developers. It’s a fair question—and
I’ll provide a detailed answer—but I think it’s predicated upon an
oversimplification of the role of standards that I’d like to clear up first. I’d
also like to delineate why premium media experiences and “apps” are better with
Silverlight and reveal how Silverlight is going beyond the browser to the
desktop and devices.
Great article that explains why Silverlight is here to stay and how it is positioned vs HTML5