Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 5th Feb 2010 23:28 UTC
Web 2.0 A quick round up of various web-related news items. First up, a new open source product entitled the "Highgate media suite" will bring OGG video decoding to Silverlight. Microsoft have just joined the SVG working group (arguably 10 years late, but it's better than nothing). Adobe promise significant improvements in Flash 10.1, including Core Animation rendering on OS X and lowered CPU usage. Finally, CoperLicht--a WebGL JavaScript 3D engine (Quake in JS will be here one day)
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RE[2]: Video for everybody
by Nelson on Sat 6th Feb 2010 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Video for everybody"
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So let's cater to iPhone 2.0, but catering to Windows Mobile and IE is an unforgivable sin?

Silverlight and HTML5 video tags really have nothing to do with each other. One is a RIA framework which happens to play video, and the other is simply a mechanism for playing video.

There are obvious advantages on both sides, but claiming that one is preventing the other, or is in place only to prevent the other, is stupid.

Look at the majority of Silverlight apps, they are usually LOB RIAs and not video streaming solutions. That's just one facet of the platform.

It is counterintuitive to suggest that Microsoft is opposed to HTML5 when it co-chairs the W3C HTML working group.

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