Included HTML5 features will include geolocation (yay!), full screen and closed capturing of HTML5 video (what no improved Flash support ;-)) and a number of other developer focused HTML5 additions.
Other improvements include:
- “Smarter” address field input
- Hardware acceleration for Windows
- Automatically opening new pages in tabs instead of windows (this will be very welcome)
- A private browsing icon when Private Browsing is enabled
- XSS Auditor to fight against cross-site scripting attacks
- Top Sites / History button to quickly switch between the two
It’ll be interesting to see how Safari 5 stacks up against the other modern browsers, and what, if any, improvements come to other Apple devices, especially the iPad, where Safari is turning out to be one of the best “apps” on the tablet.