The Demise of Flash

Be careful what you wish for.

Almost everybody seems thrilled that Adobe Flash will officially die in 2020. I am ambivalent about the news. I am fortunate that I have not needed the plugin for some time.

The demise of Flash should not be feverishly or cynically embraced. Currently no web browser provides a simple click-to-play feature for HTML videos. Firefox is designed with the usual idiotic developer go-no-no thinking. HTML videos can be disabled completely but there is no simple click-to-play support.

Without such a feature web site developers can return to their obnoxious ways with advertising. Autoplay will rule the day.

Caveat emptor.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General

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