Originally Posted by natlinxz
Aside from the amount of flash content on the web that won't be compatible, HTML5 is much, much better than flash for the iPad. Here's a quick comparison: Flash 10 (the latest version of flash) can just barely run the original DOOM. HTML5, on the other hand, can run Quake 2! That's a pretty big difference if you ask me. I'm not saying that the iPad will be running Quake 2 any time soon, but think about how quickly HTML5 will become mainstream with that kind of potential.
Comparing apples to oranges, eh?
The recent HTML5 Quake2 "port" relies on WebGL for the rendering (i.e. it's using OpenGL) so it's performance is no big surprise.
The flash DOOM port does the rendering all by itself, like the original DOS version did, with no hardware acceleration at all... and still manages to run at 30 FPS here, so "can barely run the original DOOM" is quite inaccurate.
np: Bomb The Bass - Beat Dat (Freestyle Scratch Mix) (Into The Dragon)