Python - Web Display Technology

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Sun May 21 10:38:54 CEST 2006

foxtree at writes:

> Flash is like a 2 MB download that works in almost *every* browser
> out there.

Except all the browsers on platforms Macromedia have not chosen to
support. And no-one else can implement it on those platforms, except
by guessing about the closed implementation specification that
Macromedia have an interest in keeping a secret.

Whereas HTML, CSS and any other technologies standardised by standards
bodies have open specifications and multiple independent compatible
implementations, and anyone who finds their platform under-supported
can follow the open specifications and get a full working

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Ben Finney

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