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Microsoft Abandons Native HTML5 Claims

Windows maker Microsoft Corp. has finally abandoned its claims of HTML 5 being a native Windows technology.

Earlier, in the month of April, Internet Explorer boss Dean Hachamovitch had claimed that Internet Explorer 10 was going to introduce the “next wave of progress”, what he addressed as “native HTML 5 support”.

Mr. Hachamovitch, who made that comment during the company annual MIX conference, was thrashed by many for making what they would rather say a bizarre claim.

"Web sites and HTML5 run best when they run natively, on a browser optimized for the operating system on your device," Hachamovitch wrote in a blog post, the Register reports (opens in new tab).

"We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and for Windows to deliver the most native HTML5 experience and the best Web experience on Windows. IE10 continues on IE9’s path,” he added.

Now it seems like Microsoft has realized that it was an error on the company’s part to make that claim, and attracting in the process, the outrage of the entire tech world.

"I don't know that you'll see us refer to native HTML in the future," the new Internet Explorer evangelist, Ari Bixhorn reportedly clarified in a statement to the Register.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.