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Re: Apple announces "native support for Netflix" in Safari

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:46:52 +0300
Message-ID: <CANXqsRKWXUGk7dG0TjPiQ3dji4h2QDPmg45xk6GFmL6yhV5cyA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-restrictedmedia@w3.org" <public-restrictedmedia@w3.org>
On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Andreas Kuckartz <a.kuckartz@ping.de> wrote:
> The language used by Apple is strange but the main interesting aspect is
> that Mozilla announced support for such a DRM feature before Apple did.

Apple *shipped* EME way before Mozilla *announced* anything. Way back
in the Safari version that came with OS X 10.9.0, Safari added a
vendor-prefixed snapshot of the EME API reporting to support the
com.apple.fps Key System (i.e. the JavaScript expression new
WebKitMediaKeys("com.apple.fps") didn't throw). Various EME
commentators in general seemed oblivious to this development, but that
doesn't mean it didn't happen, and the general obliviousness of the
commentators didn't make the development something that Mozilla should
have just ignored.

It might have appeared politically nicer if Mozilla had deferred the
announcement until after Apple had had its PR cycle about that code,
but in order for to make progress with getting streaming services on
board, it was useful to have the Adobe Access integration option with
Firefox publicly disclosed sooner than later.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 07:47:19 UTC

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