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[whatwg] HTML 5, OGG, competition, civil rights, and persons with disabilities

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 08:44:21 +0900
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At 13:45  -0500 11/12/07, Fernando wrote:
>Please reconsider the decision to exclude the recommendation of the
Theora/OGG Vorbis codec in HTML 5 guidelines.

This entire discussion is founded on a major misapprehension:  that 
there has been a decision, and that decision was to exclude.  This is 
simply not true;  there is no decision either to include or exclude. 
There is a recognition that work is needed.

I and others have spent a great deal of time on this problem already, 
working with a number of people, including the W3C staff.  Many of us 
-- maybe all of us -- agree we need to find a solution that enables 
broad interoperability and is in accord with w3c and web practices. 
We have not yet reached consensus on having found it.  That's all.

David Singer
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 15:44:21 UTC

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