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[whatwg] OGG in HTML5

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 20:36:31 +0000
Message-ID: <21059251-1749-41B5-9173-2BCA3B1F3D4F@googlemail.com>

On 11 Dec 2007, at 20:21, SA Alfonso Baqueiro wrote:

> well, I think that ENFORCING is the way the real life works, is the  
> case of
> windows, it is used because the hardware vendors enforce us to use it
> installing it by default, is the case of the mp3, is the case of any  
> file
> format, is the case of swf, and is the case of wma, people use all  
> that crap
> because they are enforced, I think is very positive that when we  
> create
> something, if it is pretty useful we have the power to enforce is  
> use, for
> the good, and is ok, HTML5 should enforce OGG as a supported format,  
> GOOD FOR EVERYONE, only look at what happened with the PNG, is now  
> wide
> accepted over GIF.

PNG did not succeed by being enforced: it never was enforced. It  
succeeded purely on its technical merits.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 12:36:31 UTC

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