Recently, I visited a blog post with associated comments organized as a tree. I thought it would be hard to come back later for reading only the modifications, that is, the comments added since my last visit. So, I have got an idea, a use case involving HTML5 and JetPack.
So, how to improve a blog (or a forum) reading experience ?
Well, HTML5 support provides offline data storage, that is, client-side storage. Then, everytime a user visits a page, like a blog or forum page, it’s possible to store the page visit’s date on the client-side. With the last visit’s date, HTML5 enables to highlight, to emphasize with a different color the added or modified sections (<div> sections with a timestamp ?) since the previous visit.
And I imagine a Jetpack extension could leverage that stored information to emphasize these kind of sections.Such a feature has an interesting potential. It would be a small, but very useful feature, like an introduction to the HTML5+JetPack potential. And beyond emphasizing sections, the HTML5 capabilities open the door to execute time-based actions (using, for example, JetPack extensions).
In my personal optionion, i think that it would be interesting to think at a use case that show these features!
(my new project?…mmm)
HTML5 is a new web standard that is gaining popularity rapidly and adds many new features to your web experience. Most notably for YouTube users, HTML5 includes support for video and audio playback. This means that users with an HTML5 compatible browser, and support for the proper audio and video codecs can watch a video without needing to download a browser plugin.
Our support for HTML5 is an early experiment, and there are some limitations. HTML5 on YouTube doesn’t support videos with ads, captions, or annotations and it requires a browser that supports both the video tag and h.264 encoded video (currently that means Chrome, Safari, and ChromeFrame on Internet Explorer). We will be expanding the capabilities of the player in the future, so get ready for new and improved versions in the months to come.