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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 16:29:42 -0400
Message-ID: <48B31636.2060507@mit.edu>
To: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

James Graham wrote:
> You mean something like
> <video>
> <source>
> <source>
> <object></object>
> </video>

Precisely.

> I think that doesn't work as the spec is written at the moment. It seems 
> like it would be useful for transitioning to <video> in a situation 
> where the number of transcodings of the original is smaller than the 
> subset of all browser-supported encodings but an applet/plugin 
> basedlayer for one transcoding is available.

Indeed.  That's precisely the situation we're in with Theora, H.264, and 
Flash right now, as far as I can tell.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 20:30:35 UTC

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