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Apple releases "iPad ready" list of Flash-free websites

Do you want to know which Websites are going to look good on an iPad that's running the built-in Safari browser? Apple's got a list up on its Website, showing off some "iPad ready" sites. The common denominator is use of the latest Web standards, defined by Apple as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (you'll note the conspicuous lack of Flash, here). The list includes CNN, the New York Times, Vimeo, and Flickr, among others.

As you'd expect, not one of the "iPad ready" sites relies on Flash. Some of the sites on the list just use the HTML5 video tag, and some (like Major League Baseball's MLB.com) have iPad-optimized versions ready to go. This basically reads as a message from Apple, saying, "Don't worry about the Flash thing. Heck, you don't even have to know what HTML is to understand this simple message: all of your favorite sites are going to work on our new device."

Does the existence of this list mean that Apple is worried about attacks on the iPad as lacking a full browsing experience, or is it just a showcase?

Tags: flash, html5, ipad, safari, video, web standards, WebStandards

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