Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:04 UTC
Internet Explorer I am almost flabbergasted by the spin and blunt-face upon which this news is delivered. We were just discussing the pot calling the kettle black with Apple / Adobe and now Microsoft have also come out in favour of a closed video format for an open web--IE9's HTML5 video support will allow H264 only. Update Now that the initial shock is over, I've rewritten the article to actually represent news rather than something on Twitter.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by WorknMan on Fri 30th Apr 2010 07:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

If this was Microsoft even 5 years ago they would have been pushing for some weird-ass proprietary format riddled up the wazoo with patents and a horrifying mess to ever try and implement.


You mean, like Silverlight ? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

You mean, like Silverlight ? ;)


They aren't thrusting it upon the internet as the only solution; they are providing HTML5 and Silverlight; there are somethings that Silverlight are good; internal applications that need access to webcams, usb devices and so forth. Unlike Adobe who think that people should use Flash for every f-cking thing, no matter how stupid it is, Microsoft on the other hand realise that there are some situations that HTML5 is good whilst other situations where Silverlight is a more suitable contender.

Again, if this was Microsoft from 5 years ago they would have said, 'f-ck HTML5, Silverlight all the way" but they haven't. It irks some here that maybe Microsoft isn't the big bad boogyman they try to make it out to be.

Edited 2010-04-30 09:43 UTC

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