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[2]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by fatjoe on Mon 15th Feb 2010 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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The hate comes from the Linux and OS X camps, with a growing horde of Windows camp sick of the scourge known as Flash; and welcome the day HTML 5 is supported in all WebKit, IE and Presto based browsers.

Flash content can be annoying at times. And I would much rather see web-developers use open standards instead. But this technology works relativity well on Linux and Windows. It would work much better on OSX if Apple cooperated more with Adobe.

That being said, I feel that some opposition comes from the Apple camp who believe that since iPhone does not support Flash hence Flash must be bad.

Hence I have to ask you: as a former Apple employee and a well-known Apple advocate on this forum, is your opposition to Flash due to your love for open platforms or are you just drinking and selling the Jobs Kool-aid? Would you have reasoned differently if iPhone did support Flash and did it really well??

Edited 2010-02-15 13:09 UTC

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