I recently discovered that Flash 10 for Firefox on Mac OS has some pretty serious redraw problems. This is a pretty small subset of users, but nonetheless troubling. One of the main selling points of Flash, and maybe the main reason why I got interested in the platform in the first place is the idea that developers don’t have to deal with the mess that is cross-browser development. For those of you unfamiliar with the situation, development in HTML means toiling away to get your design look halfway decent in your browser of choice, and then seeing it look completely crappy in other browsers.With Flash, supposedly no more such problems!

OK, so I’m complaining, but in most cases Flash does what it says on the tin and does a good job of keeping Flash version problems out of your face. But obviously here there has been some slip ups. Maybe the team has gotten sloppy? Any feedback on what’s going on is welcome.

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