I know it's faced criticism because it's difficult to write code with and has debugging inadequacies, as well as inconsistent support for audio file formats. But because it's an open standard and has a lot of backers like Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, Intel, and Amazon, isn't it going to be the de facto standard? Developers are working to make it run on multicore processors, which will make web apps run faster. I think, then, that despite its imperfection and challenges today, HTML5 will eventually rule the market. But it won't happen overnight... these things never do!
it's not just about the internet access. Not all browsers supports HTML5 equally and not all web apps run perfectly on each browser. A few days back Google maps stopped working on Windowsphone 8 browser.
You are creating a bottleneck. Everything is predicating on internet access and that your pipe leading to the internet is working correctly. I'm finding clients are not comfortable with that at all, once they take a hard look at how many people would be sitting twiddling their thumbs if when that happened.
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