this is probably a little touchy to ask...
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Fri Sep 10 15:16:56 UTC 2010
Quoth Randal L. Schwartz on Friday, 10 September 2010:
> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Sommer <msommer at somware.com> writes:
> Mark> That's a pretty idealistic view of the upcoming release of HTML5.
> Mark> I have yet to see a release of HTML that is compatible across
> Mark> browsers, i.e. adapted universally by all browsers uniformly.
> Mark> Java is still a very viable platform, even on the browser.
> Whenever I see Java firing up on my browser, I cringe. (Flash too.)
> There are darn few things either of these do that a good modern
> cross-platform library, like jQueryUI, can't do instead.
> Except for video playback, which HTML5 fixes as well. And yes, until
> then, we're stuck with Flash.
> I repeat... Java had its day. Time to move on.
Perhaps someone could provide specific use cases for which Java is the
only good solution?
I don't have Flash installed on my browser, and what I lack from that is
evident. I have yet to miss Java in any way. What problems would it
solve for people that can't be solved using a different approach?
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