Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:49 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe Flash Player 'Square' is a preview release that enables native 64-bit support on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems, as well as enhanced support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta. We have made this preview available so that users can test existing content and new platforms for compatibility and stability."
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Inacurate, flash is still relevant for features that html5 won't provide. The fact that flash is not available on some platform where html5 is, is more a vendor/implementor choice (I have been living with a non html5 cell phone, that have flash). I'm not in favor of putting flash everywhere, but people should not view html5 as the messiah that could save the web (it's way too late for that and it wasn't about flash ). html5 is in my point of view a trojan horse for pushing more mpeg4 video ( remember that licence are free as long as you don't earn money from your video), and the alternative to mpeg4 video are not available on the apple platforms .

Your opinion on what HTML5 is or is not for will have absolutely nothing to do with its adoption.

This isn't just about HTML5, there are a whole raft of standards technologies that work together to create a platform that is far more powerful, and (which will be) ubiquitous, than the one-lump-plugin solutions such as Flash and Silverlight.

There are indeed a few things that are not available in HTML5, but happily they are addressed in HTML5/CSS3/DOM/Canvas/SVG/fast ECMAscript et al.

There will be no shortage of tools to write for the HTML5/CSS3/DOM/Canvas/SVG/fast ECMAscript platform either:


PS: MP4 video support won't be ubiquitous. Platform-wise, WebM video will be supported far more widely than MP4.

So far, only Safari won't support WebM, while Opera and Firefox won't support MP4.

Opera + Firefox >> Safari.

Edited 2010-09-16 06:23 UTC

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