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Registered: ‎09-17-2012
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Support for OS 5 and OS 4

Hi all. Do OS 4 and OS support HTML5, CSS 3 and jQuery 1.8? I working on this app that uses those 3 and supports OS 6 and OS 7. 


Our client would like to know if we can support OS 4 and OS 5 as well. 


Any advice and suggestion would be greatly appreciated. 


Thank you.

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Re: Support for OS 5 and OS 4

OS4 and OS5 used a proprietary version of the BlackBerry Browser which was not based on webkit (as OS6+ are.) While it does support a number of HTML elements, I would not claim that it supports HTML5, CSS3, or jQuery 1.8. The browser before OS6 is quite a lot more limited in what it can do.


I would check here for specific HTML, CSS, and JS support:



Erik Oros | @WaterlooErik | eoros@blackberry.com | Developer Issue Tracker

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Registered: ‎12-31-2012
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Re: Support for OS 5 and OS 4

@iruka it doesn't support jquery 1.8 and later, HTML5, CSS3.

If you are building an app based on WebWorks and HTML5,jQuery i suggest you exclude OS5 and older.