W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > March 2007

[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. 

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

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:58:53 UTC