Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML is challenging third party plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Google Gears in providing video playback and drag-and-drop features in presenting contents in the world wide web. As of the moment, designers producing websites and embedding videos has been adopting Adobe’s software Flash to deliver video and interactive content. Flash has become the favored format from a host of third party plug-ins which adds functionality to the net.
“Flash has been around for years now traditionally creating interactive websites of the type you just couldn’t do with a standard webpage,” said Tom Royal from Computer Active magazine.
Here comes HTML 5, the newest programming standard of HTML and it will challenge rivals such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Google Gears. “HTML 5 is the next generation language for creating web pages, now it’s been worked on for years and it’s going to be a very long time before it’s done,” said Mr. Tim Royal
Right now, it is currently under development. It will become a major revision to the current HTML 4.01 because it aims to reduce the need for proprietary plug-ins to run web applications.
Standing against Flash and supporting HTML 5 are big consumer tech firms such as Apple, Microsoft and Sony who have joined forces to create a common standard for video compression called H.264.