HTML5 for 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
http://blog.degree.no/2011/05/html-5-in-sharepoint-2010/

Blog by Randy Drisgill
http://blog.drisgill.com/2010/09/html5-and-sharepoint-2010-and-ie9-beta.html

Blogs by Jie Li
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/06/14/what-s-the-story-for-html5-with-sharepoint-2010.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/09/16/ie9-sharepoint-2010-html5.aspx

Happy Coding!

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