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HTML5 and Youtube – What’s New

HTML5 is sliding into the web at some popular places. It is also not getting a fanfare. This is the next standard of the language that runs the web. It seems to be missing a fair share of pomp. Read on to find out the unsung hero of the updated web here in this quick article on HTML5.




The people who own Youtube have updated their site. That would be Google, the owners of the world’s largest video sharing site. They have been at work changing the code that people use to share the Youtube videos with the rest of the world. You know that code, the one that says “embed” by it. Back in 2010 Google launched their support for HTML5 and now they want to use iframes instead of flash based object tags. If you are not a webmaster that is a piece of big news. Iframes change the way a search engine looks at things. It separates a page from its iframed content. This is the major difference in the new code change at Youtube. It takes some people by surprise, since it has not been much time since Google actually adopted HTML5 on their site. That was last January, 2010.




A video on a web page that uses flash content can be indexed by major search engines and set in its place in search results. Iframes are not all that great for getting indexed by search engines. The good news for those who are resistant to the HTML5 change is that the iframes do not have to be used. The old “object” tag is still available, but probably for a limited time. What has happened is that the iframe format is the default setting now. Those involved in video marketing are going to want to take note of this change, since it will affect them in particular.





The thing that will show Google how quickly their change towards HTML5 will be adopted is the internet surfers themselves. Browsers that are not HTML5 compliant will not be able to use the new “video” tag that HTML5 possesses. They will not be able to use ( or see ) the “canvas” tag either, since this is also a new part of HTML. Google has their own browser software that is nominally compliant, but ahead of some companies like Microsoft. They called it Chrome. Google recently left off trying to make the H.264 video format their browser’s choice for video compliance. The other choice is the open source Ogg software. The current choice by many people, around 85 percent of them, is flash. Flash is a well seasoned format from Adobe. It has been on the web for 13 years. It is not going to go away just because Google chooses to make a quick break for HTML5.




The new iframe format at Youtube may be HTML5 friendly, but it may or may not usher in what they want soon. HTML5 just got through receiving a new logo for its existence from W3C. It may be the thing over the Youtube change that makes HTML5 more of a reality for web users. Look for HTML5 to be fully adopted by 2022 or a bit sooner.

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