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Media Fragments support has landed in Chromium

From: Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:00:15 +0100
Message-ID: <CALgRrLm14QXnGbT-yghyHxkc-hp=Cj=O3cGt+0TwrEeNPNtx1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
Dear Media Fragmenters,

Following WebKit, Media Fragments support has now landed in Chromium,
too [0a]. This is not really surprising, since the Media Fragments
"bug" (feature request) [1a] was closed a couple of days ago in
WebKit, thanks to Apple's Eric Carlson.

On a related note, I have posted the following to an internal list:

Support YouTube in-video deep links following the W3C Media Fragments standard
YouTube currently allows for placing deep links following the
#t={digits}m:{digits}s format as documented in [1]. An example is

Now that Firefox [3], WebKit / Chromium [4] support temporal
dimensions of the W3C Media Fragments URI specification [2], I think
it might be a good idea in YouTube to officially support the format as
defined by the W3C specification, alongside the current format, with
the long-term goal of making the W3C specified format the standard.
Any thoughts?

Full disclosure: I am a member of the W3C Media Fragments Working Group.

[1] http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=116618
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/media-frags/#naming-time
[3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=648595
[4] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65838


[0a] http://peter.sh/2012/01/media-fragments-performance-and-mediaelementaudiosourcenode/
[1a] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65838

Thomas Steiner, Research Scientist, Google Inc.
http://blog.tomayac.com, http://twitter.com/tomayac
Received on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:01:08 UTC

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