Linked by David Adams on Wed 9th Nov 2011 06:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sources close to Adobe that have been briefed on the company's future development plans have revealed this forthcoming announcement to ZDNet: Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.. . ."
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RE[2]: Comment by mappy
by mappy on Wed 9th Nov 2011 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by mappy"
mappy
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I know having raw TCP support in HTML isn't a good idea.

I do like the way Flash gets around it: it makes a request to the target on port 587 before initiating the TCP socket, and expects an XML security certificate permitting the connection. That means you have to authorise it on the server-side, but aside from that it doesn't actually interfere with the stream. So if you wanted to make e.g. a web-based IRC client, you could use a standard IRCd and no websocket proxy, just run an authenticating script on that port to demonstrate you consent to the connections.

Anyways, raw TCP is a legitimate feature that Flash has over HTML, and Flash is still worth considering in certain situations.

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