YouTube Says HTML5 Not Ready for Prime Time

Despite predictions to the contrary, Adobe Flash won't be supplanted any time soon as a major video distribution vehicle on the World Wide Web, according to a software engineer at the Net's largest video sharing site, YouTube. "While the 'video' tag is a big step forward for open standards, the Adobe Flash Platform will continue to play a critical role in video distribution," John Harding wrote in the YouTube API Blog this week. He was referring to prognostications that a new version of the language to create pages on the Web, HTML5, will "kill" Flash.

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