HTML5 for SharePoint 2010

By Dipal Choksi Oct 06, 2011
HTML5 SharePoint 2010

Even though HTML5 is still in draft, HTML5 support is already out there on your users browsers and is getting stronger by the day (every browser version!) So, how can we get SharePoint applications to take advantage of the HTML5 power?

In short:
Yes, you can get use HTML5 tags in SharePoint 2010 pages.
(1) Edit your master page to allow HTML5 (set the DOCTYPE element)
(2) Stop the forced IE8 mode by removing the following:
<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=8”>
(3) Start using your HTML5 markup within a content editor webpart.

Here are some excellent blogs which provide clear insight into what you can and cannot do, to integrate the HTML5 goodies in your SharePoint solutions.

Blog by Degree Consulting Group

Blog by Randy Drisgill

Blogs by Jie Li

Happy Coding!

Dipal Choksi
Dipal Choksi

Dipal Choksi has over 10 years of industry experience in team-effort projects and also as an individual contributor. She has been working on the .Net platform since the beta releases of .Net 1.0.


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