+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
IT News Thread, Microsoft confirmed Internet Explorer 9 browser will not support Adobe Flash in Other News; Microsoft announces IE9 will not support Flash - Yahoo! News UK...
  1. #1

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,058
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,731 Times in 1,494 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    454

    Microsoft confirmed Internet Explorer 9 browser will not support Adobe Flash


  2. #2

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,527
    Thank Post
    1,339
    Thanked 470 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    200
    But surely no versoin of IE has supported flash. You have had to install a flash plugin for it to work ?

  3. #3

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,190
    Thank Post
    875
    Thanked 2,717 Times in 2,302 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    780
    Yea, as far as I had heard the new IE was going to support mozilla style plugins so flash should still be avalible if you install the plugin. If they have blocked this too then the anti monopoly lot will be building their new yachts with the proceeds and the EU will be able to build a new contenental railway.

  4. #4

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,885
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,489 Times in 1,930 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839
    It irritates me that all these articles about Flash focus on the video aspect of it alone, ignoring the massive amount of flash interactive content in use across the net. Flash wasn't even designed for video! It was designed for cross-platform applications.

    I hope a plugin is still supported, as it would put a lot of schools in a difficult situation if it doesn't - we subscribe to a good number of Flash sites (mathletics, gridclub, educationcity, mymaths, etc...). If IE drops flash, it'll lead us to drop IE.

  5. #5

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    That article is utter b*******. Inaccurate. A deviation from the truth. It is wrong.

    The blog post the article refers to is this one on the IE9 blog. At no point whatsoever does it say IE9 will not support flash; all it does is state that "IE9 will support playback of H.264 video only". They then go on to talk about how a lot of current video on the web is Flash-only, and some muppet(s) have utterly misinterpreted this as saying 'IE9 won't support Flash videos' and therefore 'IE9 won't support Flash', neither of which is correct.

    In a further post just a few hours ago, confirms that "Of course, IE9 will continue to support Flash and other plug-ins."

  6. #6
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,205
    Thank Post
    394
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    I can't imagine even for a minute that MS would 'prevent' flash from being supported I can't see any benefit to them it's not like they're obsessed with controling the platform like Apple. I know they have Silverlight now but they won't want to raise the anti comp mob again.

  7. #7

    beeswax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,285
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts
    Rep Power
    131
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    That article is utter b*******. Inaccurate. A deviation from the truth. It is wrong.

    The blog post the article refers to is this one on the IE9 blog. At no point whatsoever does it say IE9 will not support flash; all it does is state that "IE9 will support playback of H.264 video only". They then go on to talk about how a lot of current video on the web is Flash-only, and some muppet(s) have utterly misinterpreted this as saying 'IE9 won't support Flash videos' and therefore 'IE9 won't support Flash', neither of which is correct.

    In a further post just a few hours ago, confirms that "Of course, IE9 will continue to support Flash and other plug-ins."
    I was wondering where you got your moniker from.

  8. #8

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,730
    Thank Post
    698
    Thanked 1,212 Times in 761 Posts
    Rep Power
    395
    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax View Post
    I was wondering where you got your moniker from.
    Pretty much all my writing outside my blog is much more reasoned than the blog posts themselves, and even that has mellowed in the last year. One thing that always gets my goat, however, is bad journalism when covering tech news.

    As well as the now ubiquitous quality problem that results of not checking the facts properly in the rush to scoop the competition, most media outlets have non-experts writing their tech news. That may not be surprising, since many technical people can earn much better money actually practising their trade than in covering it for the media, but it would help if tech journalists could at least keep a couple of knowledgeable geeks in their phone book to idiot-check their work before publishing it.

    At a BCS meeting I attended not too long ago, a member asked BCS President, Dr Elizabeth Sparrow, why the BCS was quoted so rarely in the British media, when 'experts' from private companies were so often quoted spouting partisan rubbish on behalf of their employers. The questioner singled out computer security companies in particular, who are fond of exaggerating virus and hacking problems. Dr Sparrow's answer was simple: the BCS is always happy to provide quotes to the media, and often seeks out journalists to give opinions on current stories. However, the BCS provides rational, reasonable, non-inflammatory viewpoints, and news reporters simply aren't interested in that because it doesn't make for the kind of stories they think their audiences want.

  9. #9


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,069
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 2,719 Times in 2,007 Posts
    Rep Power
    797
    Dan Worth should be ashamed. He hasn't even corrected the original article.

    Bad journalism at its best.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 20th April 2010, 11:28 AM
  2. Launching Adobe Reader frin Internet Explorer in Kiosk Mode
    By brahma in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th December 2009, 09:54 AM
  3. Microsoft in new EU Browser Offer
    By Gatt in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 27th July 2009, 08:54 AM
  4. Internet Explorer & Flash
    By _Bat_ in forum Web Development
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 3rd July 2007, 02:33 PM
  5. Detection of flash within browser regardless of ..
    By mac_shinobi in forum Web Development
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31st August 2005, 03:32 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •