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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 03:01:33 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13333

--- Comment #22 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> 2011-07-27 03:01:31 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #21)
> 
> 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?

FWIW, a previous bug was filed
(http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10902) that sought to address
the DRM issue, and was shot down by the editor with the pithy response of "DRM
is Evil". (http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10902#c8)

Subsequent to that, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
"Although I personally dislike DRM, it's clearly not something Apple is
entirely
opposed to as a vendor.

If anyone believes that HTML5 should change to add some form of DRM support, I
think there needs to be an example of what kind of change at the HTML level (as
opposed to inside individual media formats) would actually be helpful.

That being said, it's likely to be hard to evaluate whether any given feature
is helpful until at least one implementor is ready to add DRM support. DRM
schemes tend to be extraordinarily complicated, and making a guess in a vacuum
about what HTML may need is unlikely to be successful."
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10902#c45

I now believe that Glenn is suggesting that <param> could/would serve that
purpose, and we have a hint that "...at least one implementor is ready to add
DRM support."

If this bug (#10902) needs to be re-opened it must happen this week.

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