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Re: Feature Strings

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:36:24 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070420073624.GD6068@stripey.com>

Ian Hickson writes:

> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Jeff Schiller wrote:
> 
> > "... User agents that support the <video> element should not show
> > this fallback content to the user."
> 
> User agents must support the <video> element as part of supporting the
> spec, so it makes no sense to have a requirement that is predicated on
> them _not_ impementing the spec.

What about text-only browsers such as Lynx?  They may become
HTML5-aware, and so know what the <video> element is.  But they may not
be able to display the video (perhaps a link to it, at best); does it
make sense that despite not showing the video they also not display the
fallback content?

Smylers
Received on Friday, 20 April 2007 08:44:58 GMT

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