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[whatwg] on codecs in a 'video' tag.

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 06:50:02 +0200
Message-ID: <17939.11898.580849.14816@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
Also sprach Dave Singer:

 > I really think that this conversation has morphed from 'should HTML 
 > recommend or mandate codecs' into mostly 'why apple should support 
 > ogg/theora'.  Even the first question is a pretty tangential one to 
 > the design of the tag itself, the CSS, and so on.
 > 
 > Surely people have comments or questions on other aspects of our 
 > proposal?  There is new stuff, new ideas, and open areas, all ripe 
 > for discussion....we have engineers standing by, eager to refine and 
 > improve the video tag design itself...

It's tempting to ask standby crew to spend their idle time adding
support for ogg/theora, but I would probably find myself at the
receiving end of another 'bad faith' message, so I will not even
mention it :-)

Seriously, though, I think this group is concerned that having a
polished <video> interface isn't worth much in terms of
interoperability unless there is a baseline format. It seems that
Mozilla and Opera can be convinced to support a common baseline format
(I'm not speaking for either in this message), and that they really
would like you guys to join in the quest for a better web. Not just a
better <video> element.

Cheers,

-h&kon
              H?kon Wium Lie                          CTO ??e??
howcome at opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2007 21:50:02 UTC

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