Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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IE8 will be the next IE6
by nt_jerkface on Sat 29th May 2010 21:19 UTC
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

All the IE8/XP holdouts will keep Flash ads around for years.

Looks like some websites are already starting to use HTML5 though:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20006226-248.html

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RE: IE8 will be the next IE6
by Kroc on Sat 29th May 2010 21:21 in reply to "IE8 will be the next IE6"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Also: http://smokescreen.us/demos/sb110demo.html (Chrome is fastest).

HTML5 can implement Flash, but Flash can’t implement HTML5 ;)

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mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14


HTML5 can implement Flash, but Flash can’t implement HTML5 ;)

The problem with web standards most people seem to conveniently forget when bashing flash is they they are complex and different browser pick and choose what to implement and what not to and introduce their own undocumented behaviors on parts they implement.

Flash has its issues but it allowed web developers to "write once and run the code on multiple browsers across multiple operating systems.

html5 can implement flash? what version of what browser has all the component you will need? and what of DRM on contents? any input on how html5 can handle it?

html5 has great potential when it matures and most browsers have implemented a good subset of it with relatively less bugs. Its not there yet.

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RE[2]: IE8 will be the next IE6
by tyrione on Sun 30th May 2010 01:52 in reply to "RE: IE8 will be the next IE6"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Also: http://smokescreen.us/demos/sb110demo.html (Chrome is fastest).

HTML5 can implement Flash, but Flash can’t implement HTML5 ;)


At least have the cahoons to test against WebKit Nightly. Good gawd, both the iPhone and releases Safari are 6 months or older.

Wake me up when WebKit2 is in release mode for Safari and then try and brag that Chrome is fastest.

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RE[2]: IE8 will be the next IE6
by Moochman on Sun 30th May 2010 15:19 in reply to "RE: IE8 will be the next IE6"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Also: http://smokescreen.us/demos/sb110demo.html (Chrome is fastest).

HTML5 can implement Flash, but Flash can’t implement HTML5 ;)


Holy crap, that's incredible! Admittedly it has some audio sync issues but still!

My question is, if it's apparently so quick and easy to put together a Flash-to-HTML5 translator, why is it taking so long to put together a decent alternative Flash player? I can only guess the answer is that specs are easy to understand and translate, but actual rendering etc. is not so easy to implement...

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