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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 10:23:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907031022470.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 3 Jul 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> You lost me again, and furthermore you are asserting an agreement on a 
> topic that I don't recall expressing an opinion on.
> 
> The original topic was "required for interop".
> 
> If the goal of HTML 5 is to document what interop exists at this point 
> in time in 2009, then HTML 5 would have no video tag at all; instead 
> HTML 5 would document how YouTube currently works.
> 
> Until other things that are intended to be split out later are, in fact, 
> split out I don't see any point in discussing further what the final 
> form of the document will be.

I don't understand what you are asking. I think we may be speaking at 
cross-purposes here.

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