Appendix F. Polyfilling HTML5 with jQuery UI
In chapter 3 we discussed a number of new HTML5 elements and compared them to jQuery UI widgets. In summary, we concluded that the major advantages of the HTML5 controls are
- Ease of use.
- The browser controls how data is inputted. (For instance, you get optimized mobile keyboards.)
The main detriments are
- You have little control over the display.
- They handle only trivial use cases.
- Only some browsers support the controls.