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    Maddus Mattus said:

    I prefer HTML 5 and javascript because it does not require a plugin and is availible for all.

    That's really a myth though isn't it? It's weird that when you call something a standard, people then automatically credit it with being built into browsers and not needing a plugin, when in reality Flash reaches far more desktops than HTML5 does or will even in 2 or 3 years. Even Silverlight, well behind Flash, almost certainly has more installations than browsers that have HTML5 features.


    Certainly developing content that requires a plugin isn't inherently attractive, but when I see things like Apple's streaming event last week and Google's Wave that require a large percentage of their potential audience to install a whole new browser, that's the very definition of a "boil the ocean" strategy.