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[Bug 13333] audio, video (and source) elements require param children or equivalent

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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:05:47 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13333

--- Comment #21 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-07-27 02:05:46 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #20)
> (In reply to comment #19)
> > (In reply to comment #18)
> > > I would like to point out that there is an existing need to pass DRM parameters
> > > to a user agent that supports that DRM. This in no way extends the
> > > functionality of the video API but instead conveys information to the user
> > > agent that it needs to fetch and decode the media. <param> would provide a way
> > > to do this. data- would also work if the restriction that Glenn cited were
> > > removed; is that a possible path.
> > > 
> > > Bob Lund
> > 
> > Since browsers don't support DRM, you will need to provide a browser plugin to
> > interpret the DRM parameters, no matter in which way you put them into the HTML
> > page.
> 
> I guess you're referring to some of the current more popular browsers. In fact,
> there is an activity underway defining requirements for an HTML5 user agent
> that supports a specific DRM in a widespread, but specialized application. In
> this case, the need to pass DRM related info exists. Aside from this specific
> requirement to be able to convey DRM specific information acted on by the user
> agent the video element can be used as is.


I am talking about User Agents that implement the HTML5 specification in a
cross-UA-compatible way as defined by the W3C. Are you are talking about an
application that supports the HTML5 specification and other extra
specifications? That then goes beyond being a HTML5 UA and would not be
compatible with HTML5 UAs for that extra functionality (unless used with
plugins). This is be a move towards proprietary extensions that only work in
specific browsers and thus doesn't help to retain the Web as an interoperable
platform. Why not add such specifications directly to HTML5 and bring it to the
whole Web?

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