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Re: [whatwg] Video proposals

From: Robert Brodrecht <w3c@robertdot.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 16:14:42 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <51593.>
To: <jirka@kosek.cz>
Cc: <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>, <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, <annevk@opera.com>, <matt@builtfromsource.com>, <public-html@w3.org>

Jirka Kosek said:
> And what about backward compatibility? Reasonable webdesigner will never
> use such new element because there are too many browsers which are not
> supporting it. The problem is not in markup, nor in element name -- the
> problem is poor implementation in browsers and new element name will not
> improve situation.

A reasonable web designer that wanted to use <video> (or <media> or
whatever) would use a nested <object> until the majority of browsers
understand <video> (or <media> or whatever), since the new tag would have
fallback behavior.  This isn't a problem.

Robert <http://robertdot.org>
Received on Monday, 19 March 2007 22:01:27 GMT

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