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[whatwg] Video proposals

From: Martin Atkins <mart@degeneration.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 08:58:38 +0000
Message-ID: <45FFA23E.5000803@degeneration.co.uk>
Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
> 
>  If providing content in non-Theora formats is important, the client
 > should list the supported video formats in the Accept header, and the 
server can send
> back the right thing. 
[snip]

Though as has been pointed out by someone else earlier in the thread, 
the MIME types are attached to the container formats rather than the 
codecs. Seeing video/quicktime doesn't tell you what codec is used 
inside, and likewise video/x-msvideo.

Perhaps something like an Accept-codec: header (though preferably 
something more generic than that) is needed:

Accept-codec: audio/mp3, video/theora, audio/vorbis
Received on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 01:58:38 UTC

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