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Re: the market hasn't spoken - it hasn't bothered to listened [was Re: fear of "invisible metadata"]

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 13:23:10 -0500
Message-Id: <61D9F9E2-4940-424D-B7BC-38CEFAE9D049@robburns.com>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program" <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>

On Jun 27, 2007, at 5:21 AM, Ben Boyle wrote:

> Question. What happens in UAs if authors use <video> for an image:
> <video src="mycat.jpg">
> Fluffy, still only a few inches tall, is playing with a red ball
> of yarn that has to 3 times her size. She has just fallen on her back
> and it looks like the ball of yarn is crushing her. But she's really
> just having fun.
> </video>
> I'm guessing it will fallback, unless UAs support "jpg" in the video
> context ... maybe theyll throw a MEDIA_ERR_DECODE error. I know this
> sounds a bit silly, but I am thinking about ways of utilising fallback
> with images.

Or a video with just one frame? :-) I think the fact that you're  
searching for creative ways of using these other elements (already)  
points to the need to have a parallel one for still images.

Take care,
Received on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 18:23:37 UTC

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