Python - Web Display Technology

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Mon May 22 11:21:46 EDT 2006

SamFeltus enlightened us with:
> I do find it interesting that Flash folks readily will acknowledge
> that Flash has shortcomings yet anti-Flash folks seem to have great
> difficulty acknowledging Flash's positive features over HTML.

I must say I've never seen a pro-Flash person acknowledging that 99.9%
of the Flash usage is done badly.

Google Video is a nice example of more or less good Flash usage,
although it's a shame they say "Download for Windows/Mac" instead of
"Download as AVI" - but that's got nothing to do with Flash ;-)

> Such situations always make me suspicious Ludditism is at work.

If you suspect that, you didn't understand a single thing about the
usability drawbacks I told you about. Not being able to use a
scrollwheel, loss of the backbutton-functionality, and fonts that
don't scale along with the browser's font, are all too common practice
with Flash websites.

I love new technology, as long as it's good technology. I've had my
mouse with tiltwheel for a short time, and I'm completely hooked to
the new functionality.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
                                             Frank Zappa

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