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Re: Open video for an open web

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:52:06 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21002041152h6ae49485wf386c2ac4364d363@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 11:22 PM, Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net> wrote:
> You ask about how the spec would change anything? How did offering <img>
> affect evolution of the WWW.

<img> was invented by Mosaic and copied by other browsers for compatibility:

http://diveintomark.org/archives/2009/11/02/why-do-we-have-an-img-element

I don't know why it's relevant.  It's an illustration of the principle
that in real life, implementers make the decisions, not spec writers.
In fact, the entire history of HTML5 is a testament to that fact.
Adding something to the spec when Apple refuses to support it is not
going to change anything.
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