Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jan 2010 20:01 UTC
Internet Explorer It would appear that Microsoft will finally take standards compliance in the browser world seriously, after dragging its feet for years. Back in November 2009, the Redmond giant already revealed that Internet Explorer 9 would come with CSS3 and HTML5 support, and now the cup runneth over, as Microsoft has requested to join the W3C's SVG Working Group.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by werpu on Thu 7th Jan 2010 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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I don't see the real urgency, when today, now, at this moment, you can write RIAs in Silverlight and be more productive than with anything HTML5/SVG/CSS3 could possibly offer up.

Nice additions sure, but its not the end of the world. Flash just gives plugin based RIAs a bad name, Silverlight runs circles around it performance wise.

Silverlight still does things faster than every browsers Javascript implementation, especially with the GPU support in Silverlight3.

Thanks no I wont write things in silverlight, a semi closed technology only working in Windows... The current situation is that it is better to stick to plain ole web without too much fancy, then you also can support mobile devices rather swiftly.
Silverlight is yet another Microsoft attempt to take over the web instead of playing nicely. Before using Silverlight I even would use flex, it is more portable and the proprietarity factor is about the same.
Remember that Microsoft once had IE versions for the Mac and Unix that is what you get if you go into bed with Microsoft solutions which do not adhere to standards, in the long run you will get a lockin, been there done that never again!

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by BluenoseJake on Thu 7th Jan 2010 12:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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There's Moonlight, but you can choose to ignore that if you want, I won't stop you.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by gustl on Fri 8th Jan 2010 19:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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Watching a Silverlight movie feed with Moonlight + ffmpeg (or whatever codec can decode it) on Linux makes you infringe on patents owned by Microsoft.

And the wording of Microsoft's "covenant not to sue" leaves enough loopholes to allow Microsoft suing everyone but the biggest players into oblivion.

Microsoft won't do it in the near future, because this would for sure mean no web developer ever again would touch Microsoft-0wn3d web protocols with a 3 meter long pole.
But if ever again Microsoft manages to establish a market share near 80% - 90% of web protocols used, it will start raining FUD by Microsoft.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Ed W. Cogburn on Sat 9th Jan 2010 15:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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There's Moonlight, but you can choose to ignore that if you want, I won't stop you.

Moonlight can't use Silverlight's DRM (which nearly every Silverlight website requires - the DRM is why they're using it), so I have no choice but to ignore it - its not an option.

I won't stop you.

But MS will.

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