[whatwg] Which html5 features should replace plugins like flash

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 23 15:07:39 PDT 2012

On Tue, 23 Oct 2012, Jonas Grus Dinesen wrote:
> I understand that some of the motivation of html5 was to reduce the need 
> for plugins like the flash player. But are there some features that are 
> specifically developed with this intention?
> The question is relevant for me because I am working on a school project 
> (it university, copenhagen) in which I will try find out if, and to what 
> extend, certain features will be able to reduce or maybe eliminate the 
> need for fx flash. I want to focus on video, audio, svgand canvas tags 
> and apis.
> Then it would be nice with a clear argument for why I did not focus on 
> fx websockets, geolocation or other nice html5 things.

We didn't really pay much attention to Flash at all, to be honest. 
However, I understand that a lot of features now in the Web platform as 
standards do cover very similar ground to what Flash can do.

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