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Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:45:14 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLa-JNkrgjFZEQ6D_=yiuSyVhVzhjh54u2qiPP=1Xr2=SQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
The scope of the Encrypted Media proposal is insufficient to create
interoperable implementations. In particular, we know that the authors of
the Encrypted Media proposal are planning to use it with CDMs other than
the ClearKey CDM in the proposal, but we have no information about what
those CDMs are or how UAs other than the authors' own would interface with
them (despite that information having been requested right at the beginning
of the discussion).

Obviously the W3C should not bless, or be seen as blessing, a specification
that cannot be interoperably implemented. Therefore, the Media TF needs to
be constituted to ensure that it either produces a spec that can be
interoperably implemented (e.g., Encrypted Media plus details of the CDMs
that will be used and how any UA can access them), or nothing at all. If
this condition can't be imposed from the outset, then I oppose creating the
TF.

Rob
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