You may have heard about HTML5 for years. Many browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Opera is starting to display HTML5 contents in the browser.
However, it’s not the default option. Instead, most of the internet browsers still show HTML4 as default. They only display a website in HTML5 in case that site use pure HTML5 code.
Today, Google announced that from the Chrome 55 version, which released today, the HTML5 would display as default, for most websites. By that, all sites will show in HTML5 format instead of HTML4, unless that site is using only Flash as contents. In this case, Google Chrome will ask you to enable Flash to load the contents.
The purpose of leaving away from Flash of most internet browsers is to improve performance and security. With the HTML5, the security level will increase, as well as you will load websites faster, and helps to save battery for laptops or smartphone devices.
The Google Chrome 55 is now available to download for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. If you are looking for the version for mobile devices, it will be available shortly.
What do you think about this? Is Flash dead?