Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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And today's winner for "we don't know how to stop writing Javascript" is tumblr, which fails at video in IE8.

No, this isn't because they're using the <video> tag from HTML5 (which would be a perfectly reasonable thing to do). This is because embedding video now requires an entire Javascript-based framework to create an IFRAME that then runs more Javascript that writes multiple <script> tags to load another Javascript framework that eventually writes an <object> tag to load a flash player that contacts a server-side API to determine where to load the flash video from.

I can't help but think that this must create more problems than it could ever hope to solve.

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