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[4]: Still unclear
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jun 2010 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Still unclear"
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Lack of progress? LOL.

Yes, a lack of progress. Html5 is simply an incoherent method of describing any kind of user interface. You try to shoehorn a bunch of incompatible standards and you spend more time getting them to play nice than actually getting the job done (databinding vs dom tree traversal and css selectors)

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.

Let's play a game, you get specific on what native video support can do in the browser..and I'll do it in less lines of code, at a higher framerate with Silverlight.

I can treat a video as a bitmap surface, with manipulation speed as fast as the Gpu can render a quad, and apply pixel shaders to the said video on the fly.

Please. From someone who's been using Silverlight since it was called Wpf/E, I honestly want you to try me.

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

How old is YouTube? Technology moves incredibly fast. What is the king today will not be the king tomorrow necessarily. Also, you can kiss goodbye any chances YouTube had of getting live streaming or video rentals if you go with Html5.

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

I've seen them, and I've been able to do that level of interaction since Silverlight 1/2 .. at a higher framerate.

Silverlight is a dead end.

Yeah, I guess you can say that. If you want to be completely closed minded. Sure.

Much like your issues with HTML5, then.


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