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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 08:13:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907080812500.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ... Specification authors -- the W3C, the IETF, the WHATWG, you, me -- 
> > have _zero power_ to enforce implementors to do what we put in our 
> > specs. We only get what we write to be implemented if what we write is 
> > what implementors are willing to implement. (This is why I work so 
> > closely with browser vendors and other implementors to find out what 
> > they want.) ...
> 
> That makes it sound as if implementors never ever implement things they 
> don't want to implement. This may be true for browser implementors, but 
> certainly is not true in general.

I think it's true in any market where deployment happens regardless of 
conformance.

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