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[whatwg] several messages regarding Ogg in HTML5

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:22:56 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50712112122n6b9d68b3tf819b559f2c44822@mail.gmail.com>
On Dec 11, 2007 7:47 PM, Dave Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:
>
> I am sure there are many other questions...

One question might concern the value in standardizing a shell API for
proprietary codecs. If there are no freely implementable solutions,
maybe the spec should drop it.

Personally, I think it would be pretty offensive to ship an H.264
playing application and call it "standards-based" or some nonsense
like that. I understand that the WG is a poor place to settle legal
issues with codecs. However, it's pretty poor form to endlessly
handwave objections while leaving the API in the document, as if there
were no target codecs.

--

Robert Sayre

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 21:22:56 UTC

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