Internet Explorer 9 Unlocks the Potential of HTML5
With Microsoft's March release of Internet Explorer 9, developers and end users had something to celebrate. IE9 opens the doors to complex multimedia applications built using one of the core building blocks of the web, HTML5.
By using HTML5, developers are able to create applications that run inside the web browser, even though they may be cloud-hosted, i.e. Google Docs. The distinction between native apps and browser-based apps may become even more blurred, as apps written in HTML5 are able to take advantage of some of the features of mobile devices.