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From Stephane Beladaci <adobeflexengin...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Petition: Flash Catalyst must survive
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:10:27 GMT
Velocity, adoption and PR will definitely brings HTML closer however I
personally believe that the very nature of W3C standard will always
make the HTML5 stack slower to evolve and innovate. Look at Apple
currently crippling HTML5 audio and video on iOS Safari to protect its
native ecosystem and avoid any serious competition to its iTunes and
AppStore for audio and video content, or Google yanking H264, or some
browser vendor taking forever to implement a feature... W3C is at the
mercy of the consortium and each member of the consortium will use its
power (especially the fact they own a browser and decide what to
implement and how) to block each other. That is one of the reason Flex
became so great, no one could stop it (until Steve Jobs opened its

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Doug McCune <doug@dougmccune.com> wrote:
>> Flex has no competition in the RIA space I do not consider HTML
>> remotely close to a RIA technology,
> All the clients that are specifically deciding to pursue HTML apps instead
> of Flex apps would beg to differ (and ask any Flex consulting shop and
> they'll tell you there are *many* clients like this right now). The current
> feasibility of the competition is not the issue. The issue is the
> trajectory and velocity of the competition (where JS is winning by leaps
> and bounds), and the PR battle (where "HTML5" is wiping the floor with
> Flash). But I'll stop further diatribes, no point in arguing about whether
> Flex is on solid ground or doomed for failure, we'll probably just go back
> and forth, so I'll be quiet and get back to work :)

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