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 pooo on Fri 4th Jun 2010 19:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Still unclear"
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Freedom, platform independence, and open standards are big deal to a large segment of *developers*. Most end users don't know the difference but there is a powerful movement within the web development community that doesn't care about your precious frame rates. Chrome, IE9, Firefox are all fast *enough* and featureful *enough*.

You seem to think this debate is entirely about the abstract technical merits of each option but it is not! There are bigger issues and the technical merits of Silverlight vs HTML5. You may be right that Silverlight is better in many ways but HTML5 on the new breed of faster browsers is *good enough* and the additional benefits of Silverlight are not meaningful.

So you may argue based on technical merits that Silverlight won't die but know that *most* developers want it to die badly, and want HTML5 to succeed badly, and very large powerful corporations want the same. So, even though you could render overlays on video at 2x the frame rate (good for you), Silverlight might still lose this war.

I'm really sorry you invested so much of your time into something that everyone hates and is on questionably ethical grounds. Maybe you should just embrace HTML5 yourself and see that it isn't so bad, and you can actually feel good about it instead of having to go around ripping people and avoiding the real issues of the debate.

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