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    From an interoperability standpoint, letting a proprietary – uninteroperable – file format take over the web was a crime against humanity. Well, it became an open standard in its later days, but the interoperability problem wasn’t fixed over night. It probably didn’t help that the reference implementation was closed source, and that the format was dying at that point.

    I’m glad flash as a format got replaced by HTML5, javascript and other well-defined standards. Especially the video part. Yes, even EME – DRM is the worst thing you can do to interoperability, so the best thing you can do is to contain the madness (in a content decryption module) with a well-defined interface.

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      At least, Flash kept the madness contained.

      HTML5 was a mistake.