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[Bug 7471] JimJJewett gmail: Make explicit reasons for *not* exposing aspect ratio/clipping. (Security vs simplification). Deals with http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/2007/12/SMIL-AudioVideoControlConcepts.html#L2398 note1

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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:20:14 +0000
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Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>  2009-09-22 19:20:14 ---
I believe they wanted to change the aspect ratio, but they at least wanted to
read it.

The reasons to support it are given in the SMIL document -- they say it is
sometimes important for quality.

I explicitly do not have the expertise to judge that claim, but since the
working group made a specific note of the issue when reviewing an earlier
draft, we should probably record somewhere that we were aware of the request,
and explicitly chose simplicity rather than power (in this version/at this


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