Mozilla interview: Opening up mobile browsing
The H speaks to Mozilla VP Jay Sullivan about mobile browsing and application development
by Mary Branscombe
Location, privacy and web standards: as the first alpha and beta releases of Fennec, Mozilla's mobile browser, come out, Mozilla VP Jay Sullivan tells us the phone isn't a separate world any more.
There are some web experiences that don't fit with the open vision though. "People ask about YouTube as a proxy for 'is Flash going to work?'. We'd like to get away from little black boxes that are controlled so you have to buy tools from certain companies to build them. We're experimenting with Ogg and Theora, there are <audio> and <video> tags coming through. We realise Flash is a reality on the market, but in longer term we want to go to more open solutions."