Google’s Swiffy Helps Convert 10 Year Old Flash Content to HTML5

Google recently made available Swiffy, a tool for converting Flash content to run in a browser without the Flash Player plug-in. The goal is to make Flash content available on modern browsers without a plug-in. Adobe has a very similar tool called Wallaby.

Does that sound good? Well, in theory yes, but pretty much all the chatter I’ve heard so far about this tool omits some critical details:

The XHTML2 vs HTML5 war is finally over

It appears that the long time battle between XHTML2 and HTML5 has come to a conclusion, and HTML5 has won. Actually, HTML5 has been ahead for some time, but the w3c finally officially announced the ending of XHTML2 standards development. For a good introduction to the issue, take a look at Wired’s overview of the announcement.