[wp-hackers] New uploader from #5722 in [6659]

Alex Andrews awgandrews at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 23:42:53 GMT 2008

Is this not, when all is said and done, about user experience and ease of use?

Allowing a bit of Flash into the code isn't necessarily endorsing
every unopen and bad technology out there, its just using the right
tool for the job and degrading elegantly. The rest of Wordpress
doesn't suddenly close source and become invalid XHTML or open
standards because of this. Isn't this just another development
compromise - like
Wordpress being Mysql only or not using the Smarty template engine or
not making the core object orientated like Habari...

I don't see the big problem.


On 03/02/2008, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 15:03 -0800, Jennifer Hodgdon wrote:
> > I thought WordPress was supposed to be based on open-source
> > technologies. Can you even develop Flash without buying some Adobe
> > software? I'm not sure about that, but it's definitely not open-source.
> +1. I thought WordPress was about open standards and open source.
> Flash is not an open standard nor open source. The argument for
> including a Flash animation based on the fact that it is "ubiquitous" is
> as bad as saying that we'll cut our development times by coding only for
> MSIE, because it is ubiquitous, and now we only have one browser to code
> for.
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