Python - Web Display Technology

bruno at modulix onurb at xiludom.gro
Thu May 18 11:07:22 CEST 2006

SamFeltus wrote:
> I am trying to figure out why so little web development in Python uses
> Flash as a display technology.  It seems most Python applications
> choose HTML/CSS/JS as the display technology, yet Flash is a far more
> powerful and elegant display technology.  On the other hand, HTML/JS
> seems clunky and antiquated.  I am a gardener, and not a coder by
> trade, but Flash seems to integrate just fine with Python.  Anyways,
> what are the technical reasons for this?

- Flash is a proprietary technology requiring a proprietary plugin.
- There aint actually no working Flash plugin for Mozilla on a 64bit
processor - I just *can't* read Flash anims on my computer
- Flash is meant to display animations, not web content
- Flash content is not indexed by search engines
- Flash content cannot be manipulated by normal text/HTML/XML tools

(x)html/css/js is neither 'clunky' nor 'antiquated' (and FWIW, Flash is
based on ActionScript, which is mostly javascript...).

bruno desthuilliers
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p in 'onurb at xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"

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