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[whatwg] <video> element proposal

From: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:09:00 +0000
Message-ID: <45ED3DBC.7060808@mozilla.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Restricting the types of content that the <video> element can handle 
> will stifle future innovation, and will likely be ignored by browser 
> vendors who decide they would like to support new formats. It would also 
> be unprecedented relative to type restrictions on other HTML elements. 
> Having a baseline set of formats is something to consider, but the spec 
> should allow supporting any format that can reasonably considered video.

Indeed. There's a big difference between mandating a baseline set of 
formats and stating that these are the _only_ formats that may be 
supported. Let's definitely do the former, and definitely not do the 
latter (and if we did, browser makers would probably ignore us 
eventually anyway).

Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2007 02:09:00 UTC

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