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Doug's Mailbag: End of Flash?

Readers share their thoughts on Adobe Flash and competing formats:

As long as a lot of the Web sites I visit require Flash, I am going to shy away from products which don’t support it.
-Marc

I wonder about the flash content we have saved. Will it be viewable in five years? Maybe a great boost for converter companies
-BG

I like Flash. I think it does some cool things. I also think that the blame for the whole Apple vs. Adobe thing lies in both camps. When Macromedia owned Dreamweaver, et.al., (including Flash) it was very Apple friendly. Then along came Adobe, and it's gone downhill from there. The great thing about the Web is that it is not static -- things that were cool a decade ago no longer work. Someday some new and better thing will supplant HTML 5, as it is supplanting Flash. Maybe Adobe is just pulling that stick out and moving on. Finally
-Vic

Until you can create one code base in HTML 5 and have it render identically on all platforms, HTML 5 is a long way off. Just look at the differences now between browsers on a standard that has been in place for years! Check for this, check for that, add this code for IE, add this code for WebKit, add this code for Opera. Then deal with mobile and Linux.
-Mike

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Posted by Doug Barney on 11/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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