On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Charles Ling <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Guys/Gals,
> I would like to get some opinion from you all, that would Flash 10 or ++
> will replace JavaScript in the future?
> According to this blog :
> http://ajaxian.com/archives/flash-10-and-the-bad-news-for-javascript-interaction.
> I found that alot of media website started to replace Javascript to play
> their audio/video and of course Flash required to be install as third
> party plugin and had to be updated (which is annoying). Did you guys/gals
> use alot of flash in your past projects that you were working with?

I think you misunderstood the article big-time. It's saying that Flash
10 is planned to not support DHTML scripting access, which means you
won't be able to control a flash video via Javascript. That just means
that a lot of interfaces where Flash is *not* currently sufficient
(such as Yahoo Video) or where Flash is used as a workaround to assist
Javascript/HTML (such as batch uploading in Wordpress) will no longer
be possible, at which point people will need to find a way to make
these things work with Javascript alone, or convince Adobe to change
their minds about this.

As for whether or not Javascript is ever going away, try using web
apps like Gmail or Facebook without Javascript and see what you lose.
The reason why Javascript has gained so much traction in the past few
years is because you can do a heck of a lot with it before you have to
load up a third-party plugin.

Christian Montoya

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