Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:06 UTC
Internet Explorer Let's continue the browser talk for a while. Let's move from the pinnacle of browsing, all the way down to the very drainage pit: Internet Explorer 6. To me, Internet Explorer 6 is that annoying zombie that just won't die that chops off 80 of your health in a grueling midnight Left 4 Dead expert session. Microsoft may not say so outright, but they seem to be implying they agree with me.
Thread beginning with comment 378527
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by Kroc
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 14th Aug 2009 17:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

I pity the development team--no SVG, no Canvas, no Video/Audio tags, wonky JS/DOM, lack of even basic CSS. It must be hell. IE is going to haemorrhage marketshare no matter what MS do unless they can play by everybody else's rules--and that means HTML5, Video-tag, SVG, decent JS speed and so on.


SVG? So what... silverlight gives you vector graphics.

Canvas... so what... silverlgiht dev does not need it

Video/AUdio? silverlight gives it to you

JS/DOM... so what... I have C# and .net

CSS.... silverlight maintains my layout for me accross browsers.

.net and xml based vector graphics.... beats teh crap out of HTML 5 and JS/DOM

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by gustl on Sun 16th Aug 2009 17:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19


SVG? So what... silverlight gives you vector graphics.

Canvas... so what... silverlgiht dev does not need it

Video/AUdio? silverlight gives it to you

JS/DOM... so what... I have C# and .net

CSS.... silverlight maintains my layout for me accross browsers.

.net and xml based vector graphics.... beats teh crap out of HTML 5 and JS/DOM


And all of it is the same old non-standardized crap some of us loathe Microsoft for.

The problems with Microsoft are not so often technical ones, but their constant, neverending attempts to control the internet protocols.

There was closed-source binary-only flash video capability. W3C agreed on working out a standard for video, but along coms Microsoft and presents us: SIlverlight! ANOTHER framework which is as annoying for the world as flash, without offering the slightest advantage over existing fully specified and already freely implemented standards.

If something like Google's wave client can be programmed in JavaScript, then what the hell is Microsoft trying to do with Siverlight?
No sane Software company will use Silverlight to reach 60% - 80% of the potential customers, when they can have 100% with JS.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 18th Aug 2009 05:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

if I want to send my desktop app to the cloud, and it is on windows, do I redevelop it from the group up to use JS and HTML5 or do I refactor it and use silverlight?

hmmmm.

Reply Parent Score: 2