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[2]: Comment by przemo_li
by dragossh on Thu 15th Sep 2011 13:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by przemo_li"
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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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