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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
The should figure out what makes their project actually different than Chrome and focus on that. Making principled decisions about codecs and privacy issues could be one possible avenue.
Mozilla reconsiders H.264
Posted Mar 22, 2012 10:20 UTC (Thu) by smurf (subscriber, #17840)
If you do, you can do it half-assed – via a Flash plugin that's full of security holes and tends to crash the browser, or you can do it right – via OS support.
If you don't, then don't. Period. However, DownloadHelper and mplayer et al. are available for those who want to see the video, regardless of what Mozilla says. So is Chrome. Thus, the only outcome of adhering to The Principle is to further inconvenience and/or alienate users.
The current situation (pseudo-support via Flash) is an ad-hoc mess which follows no principle whatsoever.
Posted Mar 25, 2012 15:04 UTC (Sun) by drago01 (subscriber, #50715)
via a Flash plugin that's full of security holes and tends to crash the browser
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