Curious Headline: “Microsoft ‘Worked With Apple’ for Silverlight on iPhone”

Where by “Silverlight” they mean “streaming video from a Silverlight server”, and by “worked with Apple” they mean “implemented the non-proprietary H.264 and HTML5 standards that the iPhone already supports”. This has nothing at all to do with the iPhone running code for the Silverlight runtime. (Adobe, take note.)

But if Microsoft is willing to serve H.264 video via HTML5 for MobileSafari users, why not do it for desktop Safari and Chrome users on Mac OS X too?

Monday, 30 November 2009