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Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:27:45 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+c7Ytfh5KfkhCaywFBOf3u1KyLxbN6NDH7yShmOsDzYdA@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html-admin@w3.org
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> So, you want to insist on a higher bar for CDMs than other modularizable
>> components? For example, there are no similar requirements for things like:
>>    - uri scheme/url protocol handlers
>>    - image decoders
>>    - video decoders
>>    - audio decoders
>>    - font decoders
> I do expect URIs, image, media and font formats used on the Web to be
> fully specified somewhere, and that is standard practice today.

And CDMs will be fully specified somewhere as well.

>>    - input method editors
>>    - geolocation devices
> These do not affect interop.

Yes they do.

> While it is reasonable to define a voluntary registry, it is not
>> reasonable to require registration or to require that documentation be
>> fully open. Who would enforce this even if it were defined?
> Whoever maintains the registry.

No registry I'm aware of does such a thing. You are naive to believe it

> It is reasonable for particular UA vendors to impose their own business
>> requirements on integrable components. It is not reasonable to dictate that
>> all UAs follow the same policy.
> It is reasonable for the W3C to impose requirements on its own
> specifications in order to maximise interoperability. Vendors who don't
> like are not required to participate.

You are wrong. It is not the role of the W3C to dictate the uses of its

> Rob
> --
> Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the
> Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority
> over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among
> you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your
> slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
> and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [Matthew 20:25-28]

Can you keep this religious rubbish off of this technical mail list please.
Go to church if you want to talk to your god.
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