YUI 2.4.0

Myk Melez myk at mozilla.org
Thu Dec 6 05:07:51 UTC 2007

Fergus Sullivan wrote:
> I'd hate to see any application avoid *optional* use of newer 
> technologies where those technologies add value.
I can appreciate this argument.  Flash has made some features easier to 
develop.  So there are upsides and downsides to either approach.

By way of comparison, here's a Zoho developer explaining why Zoho chose 
web standards over Flash in their web application suite:


And Zoho shows a variety of sample charts in their sample spreadsheets:


All things being equal, I'll pick the open source, standards-based 
solution.  When all things aren't equal, I can understand picking a 
proprietary technology to solve a problem.  I do it myself sometimes.

But in this case it seems to me that given all the momentum behind AJAX 
library development, web standard solutions are likely to be easier to 
develop and more powerful in the long run, even if Flash has the edge at 
the moment.

Nevertheless, I'm not hacking on Bugzilla these days, so this is just 
food for thought.  Active Bugzilla hackers should make this decision.


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