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Apple is on the inside track to the extent that one of the co-designers of HTML 5 works for Apple and is lead developer of Safari and WebKit.

So - not so much being on the inside track as owning the stadium and having a harem of enthusiastic cheerleaders.

Which is actually kind of annoying. Apart from bad implementation, which could easily be fixed, there's not much wrong with Flash. It's almost a standard. A lot of people use it and know it.

There's a lot wrong with HTML, especially if you want a simple way to do world class graphic design on the web. But instead of that, we're getting video and sound and animations. And stuff. In a moving standard that probably won't be finalised for another ten years - when it's already obsolete.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 at 11:19:24 PM EST
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I meant inside track in the market - the inside track in the HTML5 development process when the co-editors are from Apple and Google is only here or there if HTML5 starts getting relied on in lieu of plugins, and well in advance of formal standardization.

The inside track in the market is that Adobe may have one shot to get it right, and even if they win Apple can still proceed without Flash, while if Adobe trips up, Flash can very easily get knocked out its present market position.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 11:13:50 PM EST
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