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Re: <video> attributes and children

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 12:56:07 +0900
Cc: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <62BDE125-7744-4F0C-AD80-ADDF6E48814F@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Mar 6, 2010, at 15:38 , Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Mar 5, 2010, at 10:00 PM, Joe D Williams wrote:
>> questions for <video>
>> 1. Why does <video> not include @type and @media?
>> If <source> uses/needs them, then why not <video> if only @src?
>> If no <source> then @type and @media would not be present.
> @type and @media are used to select from among multiple sources. It's not allowed to combine @src and <source>. So <video src> has only one possible source, and therefore there's no need for information that would be used to choose a source in that case.

(devil's advocate here)...they could still be used to warn me whether I can/should play the media (e.g. the media attribute might warn me it's unsuitable for people susceptible to flashing...)

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Sunday, 7 March 2010 03:56:41 UTC

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