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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 13:48:58 -0400
Message-ID: <48B2F08A.1050300@mit.edu>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> You are right: Edward O'Connor is wrong. <video>/<audio> directly rule 
> out (mis)using its fallback capabilities for fallback:
> 
>  " User agents should not show this content to the user; it is intended 
> for older Web browsers which do not support video, so that legacy video 
> plugins can be tried, or to show text to the users of these older 
> browser informing them of how to access the video contents."

So if the UA doesn't support the particular codec but does support 
<video> it should not show the fallback content?

-Boris
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 17:50:25 UTC

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