C|Net heeft een artikel over Mikroschoft's Chromeeffects, die een zacht dood leek te sterven.
Volgens C|Net blijkt er toch nog leven in te zitten:
Microsoft's problem-plagued Chromeffects multimedia technology is headed to market after all--in bits and pieces, CNET News.com has learned.
As reported last month, Microsoft decided to delay indefinitely the release of Chromeffects 1.0, which is designed to bring to ordinary Web sites the type of high-powered Direct X graphics and animation normally found in gaming environments. The release had been slated for Christmas. A software development kit was announced in July and released the following month.
Microsoft scaled back its plans after developers raised a chorus of protest over the technology's noncompliance with numerous Web standards and its implementation of various technologies. These include the World Wide Web Consortium's Document Object Model, HTML+TIME, and XQL, along with improved support for data visualization technologies and better 3D hardware device drivers.
Microsoft now intends to release various components of Chromeffects piecemeal, according to a source familiar with Redmond's plans. But while developers using the technologies may be pleased to be getting them sooner rather than later, they may find that implementing Chromeffects in parts will be more difficult than it would have been in a complete package.
Microsoft confirmed that it will include DirectAnimation, DXTransform, and HTML+TIME in a technology update to the company's Internet Explorer 5 browser, which is currently in in beta; and in the release of Windows 2000 Professional, which is due out next year.