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Comment: Re:Safari was late in implementing some web APIs (Score 1) 288 288

For instance, please explain why it took until iOS 6 for HTML/JS apps to access the user's photo and video libraries through [HTML file upload]

Because exposing a user's files to any in-page behavior is a security risk and needs to be handled in clean managed ways with limited APIs?

If Apple were sincere about making the web its API in iOS 1, it would have put a "clean managed" media chooser in place since iOS 1.

Imagine how bad it would be if "it works on the latest release, but only on these specific models".

Firefox already does this with its WebGL driver blacklist. It does not support WebGL on pre-OpenGL 2.0 GPUs, such as the integrated GMA 3100 in the Atom N450 processor in my laptop.

Comment: Safari was late in implementing some web APIs (Score 1) 288 288

LOL - you realize the the original iPhone allowed *only* HTML/JS apps?

True, Apple originally planned for the iPhone to use web applications. But it took a long time for Apple to follow through on this plan. For instance, please explain why it took until iOS 6 for HTML/JS apps to access the user's photo and video libraries through an <input type="file"> control and until iOS 8 for HTML/JS apps to put the most basic 3D view on screen (WebGL).

Comment: Yes, people still use iOS (Score 5, Informative) 288 288

Just because you no longer use Apple's iOS doesn't mean millions of other people don't still use iOS. There are two kinds of browsers on iOS: browsers that run remotely and behave akin to Remote Desktop, such as Opera Mini, and browsers that wrap the system's UIWebView or WKWebView control, such as Safari. The App Store Review Guidelines forbid third-party web engines that run on an iOS device. This means the vast majority of browsers for iOS are essentially window dressing around Safari.

Comment: Spoiler warning (Score 1) 194 194

Netflix users with DVD service have several years of experience learning to wait a year for the current season of shows. It works the same with streaming.

Except that people who wait a year have to make an effort to avoid spoilers and have no chance to discuss plot developments with their respective social groups.

Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.

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