In the November 5 Editor’s Draft of HTML5: A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML, there is a curious reference to the “sarcasm” tag.
220.127.116.11.7 The “in body” insertion mode
When the user agent is to apply the rules for the “in body” insertion mode, the user agent must handle the token as follows:
An end tag whose tag name is “sarcasm”
Take a deep breath, then act as described in the “any other end tag” entry below.
This is the only reference to the tag, so I guess only the closing </sarcasm> tag is allowed, not the opening <sarcasm> tag.
Perhaps this was a test to see if anyone’s actually reading?
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Steve Jobs gets a posthumous victory as Adobe will not be developing Flash for mobile devices past version 11. Adobe states that:
HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook. We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations.
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