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I have found a few games made in js and in comparison
to Java and Flash games, they load much faster.
no plug in or java enabled crap needed.
java games take much too long to load, I only play
Yahoo! java games. seems applets arent as popular
as they once were. java itself has moved from the front-end
to the server side. so we are left with Flash as the primary
front-end, browser, client-side game and graphics app.
but all the load time on a 56k will turn away %50 of viewers.

so what does Flash have that js doesnt? is actionscript more
powerful than js?

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On 01 Jul 2003 02:48:56 GMT, de*************@aol.combatSPAM
(Developwebsites) wrote:
so what does Flash have that js doesnt? is actionscript more
powerful than js?


It's got nothing to do with the languages, the difference is that
flash contains a good vector drawing API, and its only competitors are
either proprietary and a bit ropey (VML) or not widely deployed (SVG)

Jim.
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Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Developwebsites" <de*************@aol.combatSPAM> wrote in message
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I have found a few games made in js and in comparison
to Java and Flash games, they load much faster.
no plug in or java enabled crap needed.
java games take much too long to load, I only play
Yahoo! java games. seems applets arent as popular
as they once were. java itself has moved from the
front-end to the server side. so we are left with
Flash as the primary front-end, browser, client-side
game and graphics app. but all the load time on a 56k
will turn away %50 of viewers.
Yes, visitors with 56k modems would probably prefer not to be bothered
with (by) flash. But they probably also don't use the Internet for
playing games to any significant degree. But then again, some people
with broadband would rather not be bothered by flash as well. I am yet
to see anything done with flash that had any "entertainment value" of
itself.
so what does Flash have that js doesnt? is
actionscript more powerful than js?


Actionscript is an ECMA Script implementation, as is JavaScript, so as
languages there is little separating them. What Flash has that scripted
HTML does not is direct vector graphics manipulation (rotation, scaling
and the like).

Richard.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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