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Thursday, November 10, 2011

What recent announcements from Adobe and Microsoft mean

HTML5 Triumphant: Silverlight, Flash Discontinuing

With browser plug-ins all but dead, the only thing standing between open standards and complete dominance are apps.
You could hardly ask for a more ringing endorsement of the future of HTML5 and a Web based on open, common standards than Adobe and Microsoft's near-simultaneous leaks announcing the impending disconinuation of their respective rich media browser plug-ins, Flash and Silverlight.

1 comment:

GeneP said...

Actually I routinely utilize flash with videos posted on websites for download and playing. The reason being that everything a browser needs to play the video is downloaded at the time it is played. That eliminates the end user having to deal with all the various video formats.

As I understand this announcement it relates to flash on mobile devices. Frankly I don't know how well the videos I've posted work with mobile devices. They do work with a variety of operating systems and browsers.