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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009 13:53:44 -0400
Message-ID: <4A4BA2A8.1080309@mozilla.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 6/30/09 12:50 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> I have therefore removed the two subsections in the HTML5 spec in which
> codecs would have been required, and have instead left the matter

The spec should include a section noting that patent encumbered codecs 
are required for interoperability. In other words, Google Chrome's 
approach is the only one that ensures interoperability.

> undefined, as has in the past been done with other features like<img>  and
> image formats,<embed>  and plugin APIs, or Web fonts and font formats.

I believe that is what's called "the bad old way of doing things" among 
#whatwg denizens.

- Rob
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 17:54:29 UTC

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