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 nt_jerkface on Fri 4th Jun 2010 22:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Still unclear"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

So you may argue based on technical merits that Silverlight won't die but know that *most* developers want it to die badly,


Oh did you take a poll?


and want HTML5 to succeed badly, and very large powerful corporations want the same.


A few powerful corps such as Google and Apple who don't like Silverlight because it doesn't fit in with their business plans.


I'm really sorry you invested so much of your time into something that everyone hates and is on questionably ethical grounds.


Silverlight doesn't have a problem with being hated, it has a problem with adoption due to the popularity of Flash. A lot of content producers would switch to Silverlight but Flash is "good enough tech" that has an incredibly high install rate that makes up for its technical deficiencies. Silverlight and HTML5 face the same problem which is that Flash is well entrenched and gets the job done, even if it isn't the most efficient solution.

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