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[Bug 13333] audio, video (and source) elements require param children or equivalent

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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 22:34:21 +0000
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--- Comment #31 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-07-27 22:34:18 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #27)
> (In reply to comment #25)
> you have failed to offer a viable alternative to this proposal, all you have
> offered either doesn't work or violates some prohibition or convention; just to
> review, you have said:
> * use data-*
> * use non-standard attributes in HTML syntax
> * use object
> * use JS parameters to non-standard JS interfaces

No, I have pointed to http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#extensibility 
which tells you how to extend in a standard way. You're trying to introduce
another means of extensibility which is simply not necessary.
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#extensibility in particular mentions
that you can do proprietary attributes by using "x-*" named attributes. So, why
don't you just use "x-param" if that's what you need?

Incidentally, anything that is just implemented and implementable by a subpart
of browsers is proprietary. The kind of DRM schemes that you are thinking about
probably rely on having closed source code and therefore cannot be implemented
for example in Firefox. Thus, it's proprietary.

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