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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:41:07 +0300
Cc: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D1FB3F27-D2DF-44A9-BED2-356011BBB9EA@iki.fi>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

On Aug 25, 2008, at 21:44, 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?

In a browser that supports <video>, you'd have to use a script to try  
to play the video and if it fails, replace the video element with  
something that instantiates a plug-in (or the Cortado Theora applet).

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 19:41:51 UTC

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