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[3]: Still unclear
by PresentIt on Fri 4th Jun 2010 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Still unclear"
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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.

Lack of progress? LOL.

We're holding back progress for the sake of ubiquity

No, what's holding back progress is stuff like Flash and Silverlight. These are extremely restrictive. Have you seen what it's finally possible to do with native video support in browsers? Flash and Silverlight could only dream of that.

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.

The most popular video site on the web is moving to HTML5.

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.)

So, you clearly haven't seen the latest browser demos.

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

Silverlight is a dead end.

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

Much like your issues with HTML5, then.

Edited 2010-06-04 18:26 UTC

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