Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC
Internet & Networking There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5. A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard. However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads, it becomes obvious quite quickly that it's nothing but a misunderstanding. Update: Masinter replies: "No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, 'blocked' in the W3C HTML Working Group - not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video - not by me, not by Adobe."
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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Laurence on Mon 15th Feb 2010 11:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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The hate comes from a variety of users from all platforms:

* FOSS and OS X users for being neglected with sub-standard ports

* Users who don't have powerful machines and find simple webpages can often max out their machine.

* Surfers who stumble across a whole site built in Flash and find they can use the most basic of functions (back buttons, copy/paste, open in new window/tab)

* People who like to browse the web on internet-ready non-PC / Mac equipment (portable devices, integrated devices like games consoles and TVs, etc).

* People who just get sick of intrusive ad banners (some even come bundled with sound effects).

And the problem is compounded by the fact that if and when you do stumble across a Flash heavy site (excluding ads), there's often no way to view the site without Flash - thus either forcing the user to run Flash or lose content.

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