OT: sane detailed TechCrunch article (HTML5, Flash)

Alejandro Tejada capellan2000 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 18:58:01 EDT 2010


Since Flash appeared in scene, i knew that it was prone
to abuse by greedy web developers.

Still today, you could see some webpages that display
5 or more flash files running at the same time.
Each one of these files wants whole network bandwidth,
whole processor attention and all memory they can get...

Could HTML5 stop this non sense???

Flash is, like Director, a movie player that requires
all computer resources to ensure smooth playback.
In theory, if you are using your computer to play
a movie, you should not try to type a letter or hear
music, or use another applications. Your whole attention
must be focused in that single movie that Flash is playing.
But flash plugin (and developers) do not acknowledge this.

In any moment, and without notice, you could have 25
or 30 flash players running swf and flv content in your
browser. If Adobe enforced a rule of "only last player runs",
Flash would gain greater appreciation among all developers.

Alejandro
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