Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC
Internet & Networking There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5. A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard. However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads, it becomes obvious quite quickly that it's nothing but a misunderstanding. Update: Masinter replies: "No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, 'blocked' in the W3C HTML Working Group - not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video - not by me, not by Adobe."
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 11:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Flash is dead. The question is whether or not Adobe can turn it into something else instead of beating the same horse and denying its faults.

BSD is dead. Apple is dead. Microsoft is dead. The desktop is dead.

Don't confuse wish with reality.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 15th Feb 2010 12:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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The reality is that Flash has no future unless it shapes up.

In the least Adobe should fix their shoddy coding and work toward fixing the well loathed image of the Flash plugin. At best they should open source everything and set up a steering committee for the SWF format that anybody can contribute to.

Addendum: Who is going to develop a Flash site for mobiles, and then have to do it all again with standards (because iPhone is 70% of the browser market) when you could just do it in standards to begin with and target them all?

Edited 2010-02-15 12:31 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by wargum on Mon 15th Feb 2010 13:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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The reality is that Flash has no future unless it shapes up.

If you wouldn't be so blinded by your hatred, you could see that Adobe does some significant improvements for Flash Player 10.1 and the Open Screen Project.

Edited 2010-02-15 13:09 UTC

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