littleguru wrote: ...average people think that installing a plugin to view a website is weird. Most might also think that it's no good to install a plugin, because it could harm the PC - or some might even don't know how to do it.
As annoying as it can be in this case, that preconception is actually a good thing over all.
Hopefully WPF/E will go out as an update to IE.
Yes. That's true. It's a good thing, generally.
If going out as IE update you don't reach the FF users. And there are quite a few out there. And try to convince an FF user (my buddy uses FF) to develop a page that uses WPF/E... hard job.
But Firefox users loooove to brag about their extensions, how many there are, and how easy it is to install them.
As far as convincing a developer, it's all a matter of what is familiar. I wouldn't try to convince a flash developer to jump on WPF/E unless there was a good reason for the switch. Even then, it all depends on the tools and languages that the developer is familiar with, and how much effort they are willing to go to.