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[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

From: Manuel Amador <rudd-o@rudd-o.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:04:23 -0500
Message-ID: <200712111404.23551.rudd-o@rudd-o.com>
You are right.  My bad.  Why don't we write in the spec?

"Examples of widely recognized free-for-use audio formats are Ogg Vorbis and 
FLAC"

The answer to that question is that Apple and Nokia don't want us to use Ogg 
Vorbis because they sell their own, encumbered tech and we would be less 
likely to license (read: give them monopoly rents) their tech.  The very 
MENTION of Ogg in the spec threatens their monopoly rents, and that's why 
they had it removed.

It's just dollars.

El Mar 11 Dic 2007, Darin Adler escribi?:
> On Dec 11, 2007, at 10:21 AM, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> > Where would we be today if the HTML spec didn't specify jpg, gif,
> > and png as baseline standards for the image tag?
>
> The HTML spec doesn't do that.
>
> It just says, "Examples of widely recognized image formats include
> GIF, JPEG, and PNG."
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/objects.html#h-13.2
>
>      -- Darin



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