SilverLight Flaws

, Sep 27, 2007

Jonathan Allen (on InfoQ):

With all the buzz about Halo 3, Microsoft couldn’t help but to use it as an excuse to make users download SilverLight. It is not really a showcase though, as it does not do anything an experienced designer could not already do with Flash or even straight HTML/JavaScript.

It does however demonstrate the same fundamental flaws that Flash did. Specifically, you do not get bookmarks. I would love to provide you a link to the new character images, but the best I can offer is the gateway page.

Microsoft’s vision of the future of Web UIs doesn’t support URIs? I bet it’s going to be a great success.