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 Torrance on Thu 6th May 2010 10:26 UTC in reply to "Scribd sucks."
Torrance
Member since:
2006-04-05

Unless they're using html canvas to achieve the layout, then you're probably right: this could be done with html4.1 and a few CSS3 properties (such as css3 text columns http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/ )

I'm curious to see a page using the non-flash technique...

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RE[2]: Scribd sucks.
by Preston5 on Thu 6th May 2010 11:27 in reply to "RE: Scribd sucks."
Preston5 Member since:
2010-03-19

Hmm, I thought they used Flash to prevent copying text.

I'm curious as well. I figure that any scheme they implement will have some form of DRM (to keep content providers happy).

Edited 2010-05-06 11:30 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

If you can view it on your computer, you can copy it. Even if that means feeding your speaker out into an audio in on a recording device or, in this case, running screenshots through an OCR. (man, one would really have to want the text to OCR screenshots though)

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