CBS testing HTML5 Video Playback
Macrumors reports that CBS.com is testing HTML5 Video support that would be fully compatible with the iPad and replace the need for Flash video support. This might be a huge victory for Apple and could lead the way for other large media companies to make the switch as well. Youtube.com is another site that is currently testing video playback using the HTML5 standards. I believe once the iPad hits the market, we will see a rush for web developers to redesign websites in order to be iPad friendly.
This new version of the video does not yet work but appears to be based on HTML5. The css files reference HTML5 and have a number of “webkit” specific calls. Webkit is the browser engine used in the iPad’s mobile safari. While the videos don’t currently play, the “fullscreen mode” reportedly already works in the iPad simulator.