- Shockwave Flash SWF
But with all the uncertainty about their recent departure from flash in the browser on mobile devices and the big HTML 5 push, why not announce you will eventually also allow compilation to HTML 5. Now perhaps not everything that flash does is supported initially, but most probably can be.
What this will do is stop people jumping of the flash path and heading down the HTML 5 path, as I can then have one code base that will compile and run pretty much anywhere. It also allows developers to use a nice strongly typed language and have the compiler have the necessary html 5 / Java script libraries behind the scenes.
HTML 5 is going forward with or without this, Adobe is one of few tools that allow wide range of cross compilation and tying all this together, just makes sense.
I have a feeling they are already working on this, and if so great however they need to announce it so that people can talk about this direction and answer questions over the future of their ActionScript projects.