Request to delete "should support Ogg" clause [was: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status (ISSUE-19)

I've created ACTION-35 (on me for now) for tracking resolution of
the request to delete the cited clause before FPWD publication., 2007-11-30 16:05 +0200:

> we see benefit to publish a first WD of the HTML5 spec. To avoid any
> patent issues we request deletion of the following clause from the spec
> before it is published. We support publication under the condition this
> change is made.
> > "User agents should support Ogg Theora video and Ogg Vorbis audio, as
> > well as the Ogg container format." in
> We request the W3C to explore the codec situation in its December
> workshop, and to work towards a resolution with its membership
> thereafter, with subsequent versions of the HTML5 WD updated according
> to the result. For a more elaborated story, please read the upcoming
> Nokia position paper for the W3C video workshop at:
> We believe the canvas element and its JavaScript interface should be
> considered in scope of the HTML5 WG. We request the WG to asses and draw
> attention to performance issues with JavaScript and graphics operations
> on embedded devices.
> To be extra clear here: we support publication of HTML5 WD, including
> the canvas, audio, and video elements, but not the SHOULD clause for the
> baseline codec until proper patent assessment has been made. 
> Best regards,
>     Mikko Honkala, Nokia Corp.

Michael(tm) Smith

Received on Saturday, 1 December 2007 01:42:45 UTC