Adobe Blocks HTML5

By | February 15, 2010

Adobe Blocks HTML5Sometime ago, Adobe Evangelist, Dave McCallister has said, that Adobe is one of the most open companies that are active. Furthermore, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch claimed that “Adobe supports HTML and its evolution”.

Well, this is no longer a case, as a member of HTML5 group, Ian Hickson said the opposite: “the latest publication of HTML5 is now blocked by Adobe, via an objection that has still not been made public (despite yesterday’s promise to make it so).”

Why would Adobe do that? As new HTML5 canvas element allows adding animation, navigation elements and other interactive content, it is a direct threat to Adobe’s Flash platform.


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Emil Ivanov says:

    The name is Ian Hickson, strange how you write articles about browsers but you don’t know the author of the ACID 2,3,4 tests. You should be more responsible about your articles.

  2. Sergiu says:

    LOL even YouTube will use HTML5 and Adobe wants to block it?Users (“the geeks” because they can’t test HTML 5 and the “normal users” cause they can’t use the only site they know “YouTube” -and Google but does not count)will delete in 5 seconds.

  3. Sergiu says:

    Adobe Flash:0.1 % market share in 2011 (“What did we did wrong? :(” )
    Can’t wait…this is the worst idea EVER,even IE 6 is a ALOT better idea.

  4. John Dowdell says:

    Hickson’s vague alarmism was debunked last week, in comments at Ajaxian. Over the weekend OS News did a wrapup of the false story. Then after that, Daring Fireball picked it up fresh, referring only to Hickson’s unfortunate post.

    Bottom line is you’ve been had, deceived, tricked, but also played a part in your own deception. The situation can be improved.