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FHTML (Fluid Hyper Text Markup Language) or FluidHtml is an interpreted markup language[1] that renders in Adobe Flash.[2] Rich web applications are globally popular, but most are not easy to learn, and generate pages that are not amenable to search engine optimization; FHTML was created to deal with these issues. FHTML can be used with server-side web technologies such as Java, .NET Framework and PHP. Development of the language went through private beta testing,[3] and was planned to be opened for beta testing sometime in 2010.[3]


FHTML does not need to be compiled like Flex, Silverlight, and Flash.[1]


As search engines like Google and Yahoo gradually become more proficient at indexing the content of Flash files, a critic wonders, "does FluidHTML really fix anything that isn’t already steadily improving?"[4]


Auction house Sotheby's uses FHTML for its online retail catalog.[5]


  1. ^ a b "TC50: FluidHTML Wants To Rewrite The Web With Flash-like HTML". TechCrunch. 2009-09-14.
  2. ^ "FluidHtml". FHTML, Inc.
  3. ^ a b "FluidHtml / Get". fluidhtml.
  4. ^ "FluidHTML: A Markup Language That Generates Flash Content". flashspeaksactionscript.com. 2009-09-16.
  5. ^ Ariel Schwartz (2009-09-14). "Can FluidHTML Make Flash Popular Again?". FastCompany. Archived from the original on 2009-09-22.

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