Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 1st Jan 2010 15:36 UTC
Opera Software HTML5 Video is coming to Opera 10.5. Yesterday (or technically, last year--happy new year readers!) Opera released a new alpha build containing a preview of their HTML5 Video support. There's a number of details to note, not least that this is still an early alpha...
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darknexus
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2008-07-15

I look forward to the death of Adobe Flash - it's a well-known cross-platform security hole. I'm amazed that we've put up with it this long.


The sad thing is that we put up with it this long for one major reason: No one's come out with anything better and as cross-platform as Flash. It's quite sad, actually. HTML 5 video is only recently even beginning to catch on, and that's only one use case for Flash though a very common one. We'll still see Flash around for other things such as rich media games and the like until HTML 5 has equivalent designer tools. A good many Flash designers wouldn't know what to do with web code if it came out and bit them, yet they can design Flash applets easily with Adobe's tools and never have to touch code. That's what we'll need for HTML 5 before we see the Flash-centric sites begin to move to it and, even after that happens, inertia will keep Flash alive a good long time.

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