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Adobe is arming itself against Macromedia Flash

Adobe is arming itself against Macromedia Flash

Macromedia has practically made Flash the standard for animation on websites, the corresponding plug-in can be extremely widespread. With the SVG format, which was declared the official standard by the W3C at the beginning of September 2001, Adobe Flash wants to take market share.

The fact that this will of course not be an easy task is not only due to the high availability of Flash for clients mentioned at the beginning, but also because Flash is also widely accepted by web designers and is also inexpensive, for example with Swish and there are lean tools with which one can easily click together animations without having to go beyond the complexity of the original Flash program. SVG differs from Flash in that it is placed directly in the source code of a website. For example, a simple line would be described by a start and destination coordinate. With SVG 1.1, Adobe now wants to build more interactivity into SVG, for example by being able to react to the mouse hover state known from JavaScript. It should be interesting to see which side the browser manufacturers take, because the success of the two competitors, Adobe and Macromedia, undoubtedly depends on it. In terms of competition and users, it would certainly be if Microsoft & Co. gave both formats a chance.

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