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Re: ISSUE-179 av_param: Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 17:43:46 +0000
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FB785A47-23BE-4110-ABBD-6364821FB1F4@netflix.com>

On Oct 30, 2011, at 3:01 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> (However, I have a hard time believing that there'd be key-value pairs
> that wouldn't be useful for Web content but would be good ideas for
> multivendor walled gardens like cable TV. That is, I'm predisposed to
> assume that either HTML is missing features that should be defined in
> HTML proper or the additional features are bad ideas and shouldn't be
> specced by DLNA, either.

I very much agree with this comment.

The worst thing for those of us trying to make use of the web platform in new contexts (such as on TVs) is to have to read and understand thousands of pages of minor differences and extensions specified by umpteen different and opaque standards organizations.

Certainly, some of the devices those groups are concerned with have features and capabilities that haven't traditionally been present on PCs running desktop browsers, but this shouldn't stop people bringing those extensions here to enable access to those capabilities in a consistent way.

...Mark
Received on Thursday, 3 November 2011 17:44:27 UTC

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