HTML 5 offers support for audio and video tags, giving developers an easier way to bring them into Web sites. Apple promises support for HTML 5 media tags among other next-generation Web standards in Safari 4.
An example of Apple’s implementation of HTML 5 is closer than you think. Apple posted a page on its Web site showing how HTML 5 will change what we can do on the Web and how it will look in Safari.
If you point Safari 4 to Apple’s welcome page, you will see all kinds of things going on. For instance, there’s an animated Safari icon, audio and video, all put together using HTML 5 and all generated dynamically.
Apple also used CSS 3—the Cascading Style Sheets used by Web developers for Web site presentation—to add reflections and gradients to the page. Items like the reflection are generated dynamically and HTML 5 video and audio tags bring the whole presentation together.