Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by gustl on Sun 16th Aug 2009 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
gustl
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SVG? So what... silverlight gives you vector graphics.

Canvas... so what... silverlgiht dev does not need it

Video/AUdio? silverlight gives it to you

JS/DOM... so what... I have C# and .net

CSS.... silverlight maintains my layout for me accross browsers.

.net and xml based vector graphics.... beats teh crap out of HTML 5 and JS/DOM


And all of it is the same old non-standardized crap some of us loathe Microsoft for.

The problems with Microsoft are not so often technical ones, but their constant, neverending attempts to control the internet protocols.

There was closed-source binary-only flash video capability. W3C agreed on working out a standard for video, but along coms Microsoft and presents us: SIlverlight! ANOTHER framework which is as annoying for the world as flash, without offering the slightest advantage over existing fully specified and already freely implemented standards.

If something like Google's wave client can be programmed in JavaScript, then what the hell is Microsoft trying to do with Siverlight?
No sane Software company will use Silverlight to reach 60% - 80% of the potential customers, when they can have 100% with JS.

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