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Re: Netflix claims that EME is a W3C specification

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:19:48 +0800
Cc: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, "public-restrictedmedia@w3.org" <public-restrictedmedia@w3.org>
Message-id: <64819F13-1F9F-42DC-BE7C-8FAAAAC6DFE4@apple.com>
To: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>

On Apr 16, 2013, at 16:33 , Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de> wrote:

> Netflix now publicly writes about "The W3C Encrypted Media Extensions
> specification":
> http://techblog.netflix.com/2013/04/html5-video-at-netflix.html
> I think that this is inappropriate / incorrect. The EME document is only
> an Editor's Draft and Netflix knows that there was and is not even
> consensus to publish it as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD).

Which is probably why they link directly to the document on the W3C's site that is clearly labeled as an editor's draft of specification. I don't see anywhere where there is a claim that the document is 'final'.  It's pretty common for standards bodies and so on to refer to their products by what they hope that they will be published as;  people often ask "where is the XXX specification in the process?" and the answer for this one is "it is currently only in editor's drafts".

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 10:21:04 UTC

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