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[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:10:54 +0900
Message-ID: <F55552FB-B493-4020-8EE0-94CA2E6BBAF3@w3.org>

Le 12 d?c. 2007 ? 03:21, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) a ?crit :
> Where would we be today if the HTML
> spec didn't specify jpg, gif, and png as baseline standards for the  
> image
> tag?

FWIW, in fact the HTML 4.01 spec did NOT mandate any image formats.
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#edef-IMG

	"This attribute specifies the location of the image resource.
	Examples of widely recognized image formats include GIF, JPEG, and  
PNG."

Plus the compression algorithm in GIF was covered by patents. Unisys  
woke up. The "Burn All GIFs" campaign started. Many shareware and  
freeware disappeared.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF#Unisys_and_LZW_patent_enforcement


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