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Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:16:20 +0200
To: "Paul Cotton" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wclc9ibvsr6mfa@kirk>
On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:45:14 +0200, Robert O'Callahan  
<robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:

> 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

I share this view.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 08:16:52 UTC

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