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[5]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Laurence on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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Seriously mate, you're just arguing now for the sake of arguing so I'm not even going to waste my lunch hour debunking your myths.

All that needs to be said is that Flash DOES run like shit on average hardware.
Sure, Adobe might, finally, be doing something to rectify this, but it's too little too late and it won't hit most users desktops for years.

So teh fact remains, after 10 years of development, Flash is still a stinking pile of horse manure on the average desktop (and I'm not talking about streaming HD content on a netbook - I'm talking normal usage on normal peoples machines).

Sure, you can list hundreds of reasons why you think myself or users are being unfair to Adobe, but that doesn't change the fact that Flash still runs like sh*t.
In fact, quite frankly I'm sick of excuses. I gave Flash a fair chance (even built some Flash animations) a few years back, but now we're 10 years down the line and Flash has only become less competitive as other technology has caught up in terms of features and over-took in terms of performance.
Adobe / Macromedia had a huge head start but failed to progress on it so personally I think they deserve all the criticism they currently get.

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