Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:08 UTC, submitted by kristoph
Windows Microsoft announced during the build conference, and Steve Sinofsky reiterated in a blog posting that: "For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free. The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web." Sinfosky goes on explain why Microsoft will not include Flash and why it's no longer needed. It's as close as we'll get to an obituary for Flash. Update from Thom: Added a note in the 'read more'!
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RE: Comment by przemo_li
by WorknMan on Thu 15th Sep 2011 08:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by przemo_li"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

WTF is "Metro" style browsing?


It means browsing the web under the Microsoft Bob... er, I mean... Metro UI, where touch is king.

Yeah, kill flash, introduce native-Metro-only-MS-only-Win8 feature (even imaginary), and claim you have moved web to brighter future! ;)


From what I understand, MS' Metro version of HTML5/Javascript has all kinds of proprietary crap baked into the WinRT API, so of course it'll only work on Windows. Remember when they were all gung ho about Java? Yeah, I guess you could say this is like Visual J++ all over again ...

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RE[2]: Comment by przemo_li
by dragossh on Thu 15th Sep 2011 13:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by przemo_li"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

webOS also had extensions to HTML/Javascript. You can't build a good Metro-style interface without these extensions, because HTML/CSS are crap for UI.

Javascript seems to be standard, though. Calls to the API don't classify as "extensions."

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RE[2]: Comment by przemo_li
by BluenoseJake on Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by przemo_li"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

That "proprietary crap" is not meant for the web, but metro apps. WinRT isn't meant for the web, but for Windows apps. I know you know this, I've seen your posts, you aren't stupid, though you seem to be pretending here.

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