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 nt_jerkface on Fri 4th Jun 2010 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Still unclear"
nt_jerkface
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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!


They also have billions in the bank so funding a massive AJAX project without regard for productivity is not a problem for them.

But small and medium developers with experience in Adobe technologies and .net are not going jump on the javascript bandwagon unless forced.

Flash has a 97% install base, good luck explaining to Flash developers as to why they should abandon their experience for a smaller user base.


It doesn’t matter how much better any of those technologies are, they are not the web.


You don't have the authority to define what the web is.


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.


That is a right you have declared in your head, not one that actually exists as part of some internet charter.

If you don't like the services being offered through Flash or any other proprietary technology then don't use it. Flash provides a technology medium that both producers and users find value in. Online games especially make use of Flash and if you have such a problem with it then start coding those Javascript alternatives. Have fun with that.

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