Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2007 13:16 UTC, submitted by steverez1
Internet & Networking "Microsoft has released a new showcase of its Silverlight web development frameworks, a graphical search engine called Tafiti. Tafiti, which means 'do research' in Swahili, is an experimental frontend to Microsoft's Live Search engine. It presents search options in three panes on the screen: the left pane is for entering search queries and switching between image, RSS, Web, and News, the middle pane contains the search results, and the right pane is used to 'dock' results using drag-and-drop for looking at later."
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That article didn't do much. I'd prefer a thorough dissection of Silverlight and Flash by somebody neutral rather than an extremely biased blog-piece by a quite frankly embarrassing developer of Silverlight.

Personally I'm welcoming Silverlight - primarily due to the use of XAML. But it's not superior in any way. Just slightly different advantages and disadvantages.

Besides that: I wrote (XUL && Flash && SVG) || (XUL || Flash || SVG). You forget answering the first part - the combination of the technologies.

And I'm stilling missing an answer for what Silverlight can offer that Flash, XUL _OR_ SVG cannot offer. The article was mostly about different ways to implement the same thing - and not about offering different functionality. Same functionality - different implementation. With a lot of factual incorrect information, btw. - Jesse Ezell doesn't know nearly enough. Obviously.

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