CreamFilling512 said:Bass said:*snip*
Flash and Silverlight exists because web recommendations like HTML haven't kept up with the faster than light innovation that is happening on the web. Look at the things Bing maps is doing with Silverlight, embedding live video inside a 3D panoramatic space. Or the fact it can support ANY codec with the raw video support. Or the smooth streaming, with seamless, no buffering time, auto-bandwidth adaptation and instant seeking, let's see <video> pull that off. As someone who appreciates technology, I can't support HTML5, it was obsolete before they even started writing it.
I can see why people can be averse to installing plugins, but if the only thing that HTML5 brings to the table is the requirement that you install a new browser (instead of a plugin), plus it's so-called "openness" (which is debateable), I don't see it as a very good proposition. There's no new technology here, it's just a crappier version of what we can already do with plugins.
Flash and Silverlight exists because web recommendations like HTML haven't kept up with the faster than light innovation that is happening on the web.
Agreed. That's exactly why HTML5 is being produced.