Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 09:54 UTC
Internet & Networking Another blow for Flash. As Adobe is stating that they will make the best tools for HTML5, another major website using Flash has announced they're switching over to HTML5. Scribd, which provides in-browser access to all sorts of documents and e-books uploaded by users, will ditch its Flash-based website in favour of a brand-new HTML5 version.
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RE: Scribd sucks.
by wojnicki on Thu 6th May 2010 10:19 UTC in reply to "Scribd sucks."
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Exactly. There is no need to use HTML5 in order to provide documents 'as web pages'. Documents are not applications, HTML5 is about applications mostly.

If only the web browsers supported CSS2.1 we'd have additionally nice printing support (table of contents, splitting into pages, indexes etc). But instead we have this crazy race/buzz regarding HTML5.

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RE[2]: Scribd sucks.
by Kroc on Thu 6th May 2010 11:39 in reply to "RE: Scribd sucks."
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Urgh. Know that all too well. I was battling with pathetic printing support in Firefox 1.0 and I'm still battling with it now. _All_ browsers suck at printing. It's not an exciting area, but it has got to mature if HTML is going to start replacing native apps.

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