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[Bug 13359] <track> A way is needed to identify the type of data in a track element

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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13359

--- Comment #41 from Robert O'Callahan (Mozilla) <roc@ocallahan.org> 2012-02-01 19:30:10 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #40)
> If CodecID provides the same information as TrackType, e.g. distinguishes
> between subtitle and control, then I agree. Otherwise it seems TrackType
> provides essential information in determining a text track type.

I can't imagine a situation where two tracks would have the same CodecID but
different TrackTypes. More importantly, for the use-case described, authors can
ensure that the CodecID is only used with one particular TrackType.

The same reasoning applies to Ogg 'name'.

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