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[2]: Still unclear
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jun 2010 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Still unclear"
Nelson
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Yes it does. The needs of people are real, despite the fact that HTML5 and other open standards offerings have no caught up. The lack of progress on that front does not make the problems of everyday users disappear.

HTML5 or not, people are going to want RIAs, and even HTML5 if implemented perfectly in every browser, would not come close to offering the level of productivity Silverlight does.

We're holding back progress for the sake of ubiquity, and it's laughable how far ahead Silverlight is for RIAs and video.

The video tag will never gain critical mass without support for a protected path, there's just no way you're going to convince content providers to do so.

I think the browser vendors could be more productive in getting HTML5 interactive demos running above a few frames a second before trashing RIA platforms like Silverlight and AIR (Yes, even AIR, and AIR sucks.)

HTML5 is gaining ubiquity in name only. The place where HTML5 is most prevalent, an entire mobile thicket of websites coded for the iPhone using -webkit- extensions. Is that really the kind of same markup you want? You're creating the same situation IE created for itself years ago.

It does matter how much faster Silverlight is (dramatically faster, in case you didn't know), at least to pragmatic employers who want an RIA which isn't constrained by the ridiculous monolithic processes at the W3C.

The issue of accessibility was tackled in Silverlight.. since Silverlight 2..

The UI Automation framework has built in support for screen readers. Silverlight also supports robust keyboard navigation capabilities.

Silverlight supports browser zooming (which is vector based and works better than even Html content).

For high contrast you can either write your own style or apply a pixel shader to the screen (as of SL3).

A lot of the so called issues with Silverlight are fabricated. Plain and simple

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