Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Dec 2010 22:59 UTC
Google Finally! After pioneering sandboxing of Javascript and tabs in the browser, Chrome is now finally busy moving Flash into a sandbox. Windows users of the dev channel have been fed the new release with Flash sandboxing already.
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RE[3]: Sandboxing is nice...
by Googol on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sandboxing is nice..."
Googol
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2006-11-24

This has been discussed a million times over. Flash, and the display of flash video entails heaps of things more than the simple display of a video file and html5 is NOT a replacement for Flash -- which is not the same as claiming that it cannot display videos.

Stop the nagging, there is no alternative to Flash. Again, that is not the same as saying there is no alternative to watching videos.

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RE[4]: Sandboxing is nice...
by lemur2 on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 12:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Sandboxing is nice..."
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2007-02-17

This has been discussed a million times over. Flash, and the display of flash video entails heaps of things more than the simple display of a video file and html5 is NOT a replacement for Flash -- which is not the same as claiming that it cannot display videos.

Stop the nagging, there is no alternative to Flash. Again, that is not the same as saying there is no alternative to watching videos.


HTML5 is not a replacement for Flash.

HTML5 is not the entirity of web satndards, either. Web standards include HTML5, and also CSS3, SVG, ECMAscript, DOM and a range of others:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web_Consortium#Standards

Those combined, working together, as they are meant to, are an alternative to Flash. Actually, they are a significant superset.

There are also emerging protocols, not yet standards, that go beyond even these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas_element
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebGL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Open_Font_Format
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Workers

Flash can't compete with all of this.

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