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Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force

From: Clarke Stevens <C.Stevens@CableLabs.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:49:38 -0600
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CBAC5208.1C8E8%c.stevens@cablelabs.com>
I would like to express my support for the creation of the media task
force. I believe there are some compelling reasons to support it:

1. There is currently too little standardization to allow content to work
across different media systems.
2. Instead, there are several proprietary and incompatible systems
leveraging the <obj> tag.
3. Therefore content owners must currently choose to support multiple
systems or risk not having their content available through certain
platforms or media systems. This is expensive and inefficient. These
factors add up to significant business risk.

Finally, regardless of the desirability of any particular solution, the
problem exists and is not likely (IMO) to go away. Addressing the problem
in a task force seems far more productive than ignoring the problem.

Thanks,
-Clarke

On 4/12/12 7:53 AM, "Paul Cotton" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> wrote:

>> Given that there have been objections, Opera requests another week for
>>discussion.
>
>This would appear to be a very reasonable request given the discussion on
>the email list.  
>
>We will keep the CfC open until at least Wed Apr 18.
>
>/paulc
>
>Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
>17 Eleanor Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6A3
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>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:chaals@opera.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:26 PM
>To: public-html@w3.org; Paul Cotton
>Subject: Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force
>
>On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:58:24 +0200, Paul Cotton
><Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> ** RESOLUTION: The HTML Working Group shall create a Media Task Force
>> to advise on HTML media-related features. **
>>
>> If we create this Task Force, any HTML WG member will be free to
>> participate.  Any interested members of the Web and TV IG must join
>> the HTML WG first before being permitted to join this TF.  The Chairs
>> of the HTML WG will appoint facilitators. The Task  Force will operate
>> according to the principles laid out below:
>[...]
>> If you object to this resolution, please indicate your objection by
>> Tuesday April 10 2012. If you object, please give a reason.  If there
>> are no objections by the stated date, this resolution will become a
>> Working Group Decision by unanimous consent.
>
>Given that there have been objections, Opera requests another week for
>discussion.
>
>cheers
>
>Chaals
>
>--
>Charles 'chaals' McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
>     je parle franšais -- hablo espa˝ol -- jeg kan noen norsk
>http://my.opera.com/chaals       Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
>
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