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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 06:25:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907030622350.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 2 Jul 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>  >
> > > Even if a better place can be found, why not follow your previous 
> > > policy of adding a section to HTML5 and moving it out if/when a 
> > > better venue is found?
> > 
> > Because this isn't required for interop, and so it's not critical.
> Required for interop?  I'm confused.

I mean that we don't have to have a spec to get browsers to all implement 
PNG or DOM2 Core. The whole point of the proposed spec would have been to 
document what interop exists, and what interop browser vendors predict the 
next generation will have, so such a spec by definition wouldn't be needed 
for interop. Thus, since we agree that on the long term it doesn't belong 
in HTML5, it doesn't make sense to add it to HTML5 just to remove it 
later. This is unlike other features that we added then removed later, 
which were added because there was an immediate need for a spec to obtain 
interop amongst interested implementors.

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