Flash -vs- Applets
gthornock at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 15 21:14:46 MST 2006
--- Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at mcnabbs.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 02:08:48PM -0700, Paul Seamons wrote:
>> That isn't quite true. Flash can play video, move vector
>> based images around (in a cross browser way), play sound, and
>> on. Applets can maintain a pipe back to the server. Both
>> Flash and Java can be arbitrarily designed with an large
>> amounts of prebuilt widgets. Once built they run the same
>> everywhere that has the correct plugin.
> "that has the correct plugin" is the important thing. Flash
> only works on a few platforms, and even then, it doesn't work
I haven't had any problem with Flash working in Safari on my PPC
Mac, but it's unrelliable in Firefox. Still, my Mac is the only
machine where I can use Flash sites at all: there *is no* native
Flash plugin for FreeBSD.
I'm no great fan of applets, either, but at least Java works on
my platforms of choice. Flash doesn't.
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