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[whatwg] Video proposals

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:17:31 -0400
Message-ID: <45FC068B.1090906@earthlink.net>
Laurens Holst wrote:
> So make the object mime type optional, only indicative. It will receive 
> it from the server anyway.

   The problem with dropping the MIME type is that files on the Internet
don't require extensions. They already have MIME types. Therefore, as a
web author looking at someone else's markup, how would you identify if
the following are images, video or audio?...

| <object data="sonido"></object>
| <object data="immagine"></object>
| <object data="s?rie da televis?o"></object>
| <object data="suono"></object>
| <object data="MyFamily"></object>
| <object data="pel?cula"></object>
| <object data="pintura"></object>
| <object data="Nature"></object>
| <object data="Ton"></object>
| <object data="Fernsehenerscheinen"></object>
| <object data="WhoKnows"></object>


   With a <video> element, you know it's video just by looking at it.
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2007 08:17:31 UTC

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