It is not often that I will link to an article on Slashdot, but this one piqued my interest.
So we have options. We can introduce new ideas and new technologies which will only be supported by a sub-set of users for a fairly long period and will then fall into a category of technologies we are reticent to use due to the need to support older browsers.
Or, we can wait for the browsers to catch up with the standards so that we can exploit them to the full, with guaranteed compatibility.
Well, I dont fancy waiting something like 4 or 5 or even 6 years for browsers to catch up with the standards, I want to do cool, new and interesting things now. So, we are left with the former of the 2 options I present above.