HTML 5.0: The World Wide Web Needs to Upgrade to Handle Rich Internet Applications.

Is Apple behaving badly by refusing to accept Adobe Flash and, thereby, cutting Apple iPad customers off from the large amount of rich media content created to run on Flash? Apple says the answer is HTML 5.0 and that it is taking its customers in the right technological direction. Rich Internet Applications running over a new generation of devices are becoming increasingly important so this is not a minor competitive dispute. This month, the Technology Brief looks into HTML 5.0 and its mixed history, as well as provides the normal round up of announcements from across the industry.