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[whatwg] <video> element feedback

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:51:37 -0700
Message-ID: <p06240837c332cf7ea0bd@[17.202.35.52]>
At 11:37  +0200 29/03/07, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:04:33 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at MIT.EDU> wrote:
>
>>
>>  Laurens Holst wrote:
>>>  So, what do you think would be needed to fix this situation.
>>
>>  In my dream world, IE would support dispatch by MIME type and 
>>authors who don't
>>  care about targeting a specific plug-in binary could just stop 
>>using the classid
>>  mess.
>
>For accessibility it is actually important that the *user* decides 
>what software they use, rather than the author.

dispatch by MIME type is problematic for public mime types supported 
by several platforms but to different degrees ('that software handles 
HI-profile AVC in MP4 and this software handles HE-AAC+ in MP4')

-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2007 11:51:37 UTC

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