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   Re: [xml-dev] What are the arguments *for* XHTML 2.0?

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Jakob Nielsen has published some more food for thought in the recent 
Flash discussion:

Many Flash applications are linked in ways that cause most users to 
avoid them. In our study, users in the U.S. had to be directed into 
the Flash area 36% of the time. Normally, then (lacking a test 
facilitator's help), more than a third of users would never launch 
such linked Flash applications, even when they wanted to perform the 
tasks that the applications support.

In other words, even those users who do have Flash installed, can't 
launch the Flash application more than a third of the time. I think 
you have to pay him if you want complete details about the study, but 
the executive summary is here:


He is careful to say that he doesn't think this problem is 
fundamental to Flash. Any similar technology used to develop rich 
interfaces (e.g. XHTML+ECMASscript+XUL+SVG+XForms) for the Web would 
have the same issues.

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