Originally Posted by Eluard
I always read Solipsism's posts here with great pleasure. Just saying.
Originally Posted by Jon T
Well, if you are going to be so critical you need to go to basics yourself my friend. Learn the difference between 'You are'; 'your'; and: 'you're'.
These I tend to let slide because they are easily overlooked when writing fast. If he were writing the article itself, and not just a forum post I would be more critical.
Originally Posted by kresh
Originally Posted by NonVendorFan
The writer of the article needs some serious grammer lessons as do the proof readers (if there are any) before they are posted.
Originally Posted by NonVendorFan
HTML 5 may be Apple's akiles heal.
Who cares about grammar? I am just glad they don't struggle with spelling in this day of auto correction and instant dictionary look up.
Now, ‘grammer' and ‘akiles' I simply can’t excuse. The former because of the irony the latter because it’s not even close. The spelling of Achilles cracks me up.
Originally Posted by Quadra 610
Guys, it's LTD. And yes, I post on Macrumors as well.
Solipsism is more or less correct about MR, though. I've gotten several PMs over there asking me to please please oh please stop voicing my lack of interest in GV because if I continue to do that, I'll be preventing the supporters from ever getting it. And they really
want it. Despite the fact that no one off these Mac sites cares about it or has even heard of it. Yes, that's right. I've gotten PMs asking me to stop posting because it'll make it harder for them to get it.
Anyway, enjoy the HTML 5 thread.
That is just crazy, but it is MR. You make great posts here that I enjoy reading but I have doubts that your oeuvre are powerful enough to sway a committee in the GV approval at Apple. If they are, then i suggest you start your own site.
Originally Posted by mosqueda
It is also block on nearly every government computer (millions of computers I might add) because of the security threat.
Speaking of security threats. I wonder if OpenGL may eventually cause a problem and have to blocked the way Flash is on secure computers. I have no specific scenerios, but giving your web browser direct hardware access could potentially be a security risk, I think.
Originally Posted by mosqueda
Otherwise, I agree the article was really too detailed for this medium, it's like the guy took a chapter from his book and dropped into AI. <yawn>
That is pretty much every article by Daniel Eran Dilger, aka Prince Mclean. The historical parts of the articles tend to be either loved or hated, as you can see from the posts. I’ve read it all before many times so I just tend to skip over it, but I’m glad DED takes the time to included it as there are new readers every day that don’t know the history of computing. One side effect of these AI’s articles compared to other sites that tend to only post a 100 word blurb is that it tends to keep a more mature crowd in the audience and in the forums.
Originally Posted by DESuserIGN
… scrolling through Flash video sucks
, you typically can't download it. Overall, it's a terrible user experience.
It does suck to scroll in Flash. QuickTime X and HTTP Streaming seem to be better, but I haven’t tested it enough to be certain. One of my biggest peeves is that if i send someone a link to a video clip they have to watch the entire thing or I have to inform them of the times in which to start (and sometimes stop it).
This is so nettling to me that I wrote Ian Hickson a letter suggesting humbly that the new video tags in HTML5 also have attributes that can tell the streaming server to pull from a specific time in the video and end a specific time. Essentially doing an instant streaming crop of the video if you were to add it to your site, like how YouTube videos are posted on other’s webpages. I even suggested built in HTML5 controls that that can disabled by the site owners, but if turned on can allow self cropping of the video streaming in the URL so that you can send the link to a friend without them having to watch the entire video.
For instance, say an entire video of Family Guy, which is 22 minutes is posted on Hulu’s new, all HTML, CSS, and JS revision, but I wanted to post a link here about a specific scene that reminds me of NonVendorFan being obtuse, I could do that without having the rigamarole of me informing everyone of appropriate start time. On top of that, Hulu doesn’t have to edit their videos to allow for these excerpts as they can now just have the one video on there servers and simply point a link to it in HTML5 using the video and attribute tags to have the start and stop times appear when they choose them. This save a lot of storage space and editing time for the content distributers.
Originally Posted by unclemick
wow... you drank the whole punchbowl of apple kool-aid. jobs wants you to believe this is all about cpu cycles, that while a chumby can run flash, his iphone can't (ha). the fact is that flash being a resource hog is due to poor flash development (memory leaks, etc) and not the flash player. yes the flash player runs better (is more optimized) on a winblows box, but on a properly developed site, it runs very well on a mac. yes, adobe is guilty of giving us mac users a substandard flash player... i would agree there. jobs excuses are merely causing a distraction to the real problem, he doesn't want applications to be run on the iphone that threaten his 30% markup (and control over distribution), plain and simple. this is about money not cpu resources.
No one here said that it was just about Flash being a resource hog nor that other processes don’t use resources. WebKit uses a lot less resources than Flash. A lot less does not mean none. Flash Lite is what it is because no phone HW can reasonably take the Flash on desktop OSes. Flash Lite can’t play video from sites like Hulu, which seems to be the biggest reason I hear as to why people want Flash on their phone, despite it not making sense.
Your reasoning that Flash Lite will affect Apple’s App Store is not sound. Apple is pushing very lightweight web apps with HTML5 that can be cached and played locally with the standard’s new DB function. Simple games and other apps that can be added to the home screen as a Web Icon are more likely to affect the App Store than anything Flash Lite can produce, especially once OpenGL get utilized. But more importantly, Flash Lite is no match for Cocoa. It’s a great platform to code for that keeps getting better and better since the first iPhone SDK release back in March 2008.