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Volker
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Volker asked on 01 Oct 2013, 03:47 PM
Hi,

I am relatively new to web development, so please allow me a maybe stupid question. I searched here and with google, but did not come closer to the answer...

Kendo says it is a HTML5 framework. Ok, fine. Now, I did an application with Kendo, and it runs in old browsers, too. So, somehow it cannot really be HTML5. I am just confused: Is there some kind of migration in the background? Or how can you say Kendo is HTML5, when it actually all I get (and all I want) is HTML4?

Thanks!

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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 02 Oct 2013, 07:02 AM
Hi Volker,

 
The answer of your question can be found on KendoUI Web Overview:

Great UX across devices and browsers 
(even the old ones)

A world with only HTML5-enabled browser can't come soon enough. Until then, you need tools that minimize the pain of supporting outdated browsers and maximize the performance. Kendo UI uses a mix of techniques to enable some HTML5 features in older browsers, and fine-tuned graceful degradation for others. Kendo UI is designed to support all major browsers, including: Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox ESR, Chrome, Safari 5+, and Opera 11+.


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answered on 03 Oct 2013, 08:28 AM
Thanks! So, this means that internally Kendo handles the browser type, and (in case of HTML5 browsers) uses the HTML5-features directly, or (for older browsers) somehow "emulates" them with HTML4 means

Correct?
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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 03 Oct 2013, 09:07 AM
Hi Volker,

 
Your suggestions are correct - basically KendoUI use "Progressive enhancement" technique to provide HTML5 features for older browsers when possible and  fine-tuned graceful degradation for browsers where providing them is not possible. 

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answered on 11 Dec 2013, 09:26 PM
Does the trial version of Kendo UI support the progressive enhancement ability?  I downloaded the Kendo UI Complete for JSP.
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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 13 Dec 2013, 12:37 PM
Hi Jim,

Please note that the widgets in all versions (including trials) of KendoUI are using the "Progressive enhancement" technique to provide HTML5 features for older browsers. 

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