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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:38:50 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uggma0pa64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 22:30:50 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Given that the long term goal is universal video support, that doesn't  
>> seem too bad. Similar to people using libraries for Web Forms 2.0 in  
>> browsers that do not support it yet.
> Except here I have to work around designed-in limitations of the spec  
> instead of obvious legacy issues.  Which raises the question of why  
> we're designing in those limitations.

I don't really follow I'm afraid. The idea behind using <video> is to show  
a video. If all browsers have video support (long term) there's no need to  
fallback. At that point authors don't have to do much more than <video  
src=geweldig></video> and make sure the geweldig resource is accessible.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 20:39:52 UTC

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