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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:50:44 -0700
Message-Id: <p0624080cc4d8af428c34@[]>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

At 14:44  -0400 25/08/08, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>Dave Singer wrote:
>>>That seems entirely unreasonable to me.  In particular, it doesn't 
>>>let me, as an author, try for a higher-quality codec with fallback 
>>>to a more commonly supported one.
>>No, you mis-understand.  That case is precisely why multiple source 
>>elements are allowed.
>Hmm.  OK.  So I can fall back to a different codec using multiple 
><source>s.  I can't fall back to a video format that only has 
>plug-in support, though?

I don't know what you mean.  If the browser supports plug-able 
formats for audio and video elements, you can, yes.  How the browser 
chooses to support audio and video container and codec formats is 
entirely an engineering decision.
David Singer
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 18:52:26 UTC

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