3:07 pm November 23, 2011, by Christopher Seward
There’s Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Atlanta and now Occupy Flash, as in Adobe Flash, the software that makes it possible for ads, videos and games to appear online.
CNN Money reports that an “Occupy” movement is afoot to try to persuade current Adobe Flash users to ditch the software in favor of more modern and universal standards like HTML5.
Occupy Flash says that the plug-in’s time has passed, and that HTML5 “has clearly won the fight for the future of our web browsing.” HTML5 allows developers to embed content right into a website’s code without the need for add-ons like Flash. That means video and geolocation services can be baked in, and content can be viewed offline.
Flash developers say the Occupy movement is trying to put them out of business, which Occupy Flash denies.
For its part, Adobe referred to a release on its future plans rather than get involved in the battle.
Adobe is all about enabling designers and developers to create the most expressive content possible, regardless of platform or technology,” the company said.
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