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What is the difference between Flash and HTML5?
Posted by Sebastian Schmitz on 07 August 2012 04:28 PM
Flash is a multimedia platform provided by Adobe used to add interactivity, video and animations to websites. Adobe Flash is a plugin that needs to be installed in a browser in order to be able to view websites using the technology. Flash was created in 1996 when there was no other way of including its features and capabilities in normal HTML websites. |
HTML or “Hypertext markup Language” is a language used by programmers for creating and formatting documents for the web. HTML5 is a technological development that includes many new features enabling more interactivity and multimedia. Work on the HTML5 specification began in 2003 and as of today most modern browsers support this latest standard of HTML.
With HTML5 a lot of the features that could previously only be used by installing a Flash plugin are now available directly in the browser without the need to install any plugins.