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Microsoft drives an Edge between Adobe and the web: Flash ads blocked

Christian Berger Silver badge

Good, but the next head has already grown

It's good to see that Microsoft finally tries to slay the dragon's head that's Flash, however it's ugly replacement heads have already grown in the form of miss used Javascript.

We already have lots of web sites that require _megabytes_ of Javascript to run just to display a quasi-static page.

The problem is that, during the browser wars days, there was the idiotic idea that you should be able to design a web page, just like you could design what is on a piece of paper. This has lead to thousands of features which allow you to specify how a page should look like instead of just specifying your content and letting the browser decide. Today with different screen sizes this adds the added complexity of designers having to "respond" to different screen sizes.

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