Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jun 2010 15:36 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this week, Apple launched a HTML5 Showcase page, displaying several uses for HTML5 and related technologies. However, it turns out that Apple is using trickery to block out browsers other than Safari, with the end result that browsers with better support for web standards than Safari can't access the demos.
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RE: Still unclear
by Kroc on Fri 4th Jun 2010 16:32 UTC in reply to "Still unclear"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

It does not matter one bit how good Flash and Silverlight are.

Tell me, why did Google go through all the trouble of compiling Java code into an insane mess of HTML and JavaScript—full of hacks for faulty browsers—instead of just serving users a Java app? Or Flash? Or Adobe AIR? Or Silverlight? All those technologies are far more capable than HTML!

It doesn’t matter how much better any of those technologies are, they are not the web. They do not evolve in the same way and they have all failed in solving _basic_ accessibility and the right for the user to decide how they want to view their page according to their requirements.

The web is simply better for _users_. Not for ad-men and designers who like to over do the lensflare.

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