Toch Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer 10?!


En dat is geen goed nieuws als je het mij vraagt, want wat is er gebeurt met het alleen ondersteunen van web-standaarden?

Two years ago, Microsoft declared that the future of video on the web would be powered by HTML 5. Today, however, a lot of web video content is still delivered via Adobe Flash technology. So, in a somewhat surprising move, Microsoft is integrating Flash directly into Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and doing so in a way that does not undermine the safety and reliability of the Metro environment.

Microsoft werkt nauw samen met Adobe om dit voor elkaar te krijgen, blijkbaar is het geen plugin meer maar wordt Flash een integraal onderdeel van Internet Explorer:

[..] As Mr. Hachamovitch noted, Microsoft does work closely with Adobe, closely enough that Adobe actually provided Microsoft with source code access to Flash, allowing them to seamlessly integrate the technology into IE 10. Thus, Microsoft did not need to make an exception to its no-add-on policy for Internet Explorer Metro. By making Flash a part of IE 10, it can ensure the code meets its own standards for reliability, compatibility, security, and, probably most important, performance.

via Windows 8 Secrets: Internet Explorer 10 will Ship with Adobe Flash Within Windows.

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