Silverlight team posted some information about what the future holds for rich Internet apps and where we've come with Silverlight, where we see HTML5 playing a role and how Silverlight will be a part of the future of this next evolution of rich Internet apps. Brad Becker writes:
Expect to see more from Silverlight in these areas especially in our focus scenarios of high-quality media experiences, consumer apps and games, and business apps. When you invest in learning Silverlight, you get ability to do any kind of development from business to entertainment across screens from browser to mobile to living room, for fun, profit, or both. And best of all, you can start today and target 600,000,000 desktops and devices that've Silverlight installed.
As far as Silverlight is concerned, the technology was never intended to kill HTML. Fact is that the Silverlight and HTML5 can be used in tandem. And as far as < video > is concerned, but also in additional aspects, HTML5 is yet to be finalized. For e.g., industry hasn't managed to come to a consensus as to which video codec should be associated with HTML5, with some using Ogg Theora, others H.264, and others VP8.
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