Google I/O To Showcase Chrome Web Browser's Appeal To Developers
Google's director of engineering David Glazer sees app development as a critical area for developers. "What we care most about with Chrome is driving the growth of web apps forward. Chrome is in a horse race with other browsers, and all of them are pushing the state of art of the modern web and HTML5 forward."
While the HTML 5 spec is far from complete (it's still in draft form), it's supported by many browsers, including Firefox, Safari and Opera. Internet Explorer 9, which is due to be released later this year, will also include support for most of the features in the HTML 5 specification.