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Re: CfC: Create Media Task Force

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 23:59:02 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLYcwfoDgd2wu3CMtvwki6n5BL2R6Y0=B0C2E5bp1oFTgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>wrote:

> I'm not convinced that binary APIs in User Agents between their
> implementation
> of the Encrypted Media API and their underlying approach to CDMs should be
> the
> focus of the W3C. This is like suggesting that NPAPI should be specified as
> part of the <object> element specification.


Had I been around at the time (and had sufficient foresight) I would
definitely have suggested that public NPAPI specs be the only approved way
for <object> to load plugins into the browser. (NPAPI spec work wasn't
public initially, but that was a mistake that eventually got fixed.)

ActiveX attempted to capture the Web with a vendor-specific,
platform-specific plugin framework. I don't want anything analogous to
happen with CDMs.

Rob
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