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[whatwg] Video proposals

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 07:23:53 -0400
Message-ID: <45FA7E49.4040406@earthlink.net>
Laurens Holst wrote:
> Sure, native video playback, yay. But what has that got to do with 
> creating a <video> element instead of using <object>. Objects can play 
> Theora, too, you know. Natively. Just like browsers can render SVG in 
> <object> tags, natively.

   It's all about ease of authoring. If you were new to HTML, would you
want to do this...

| <object data="TheEarth.mpeg" type="video/ogg-theora"></object>

...Or this...

| <video src="TheEarth.mpeg"></video>

   Do you know the MIME type for Ogg Theora? I don't. I made it up. If
the MIME type on the object listed doesn't say "video" in it, would you
even know if the <object> element was for a video???
Received on Friday, 16 March 2007 04:23:53 UTC

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