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[whatwg] Proposal: Changing Section 3.14.8.1 to Recommend Support of Speex

From: Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves <justivo@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 22:06:32 +0100
Message-ID: <dc107ee70705261406o61772e6fu7d6d3b2c8e90aac2@mail.gmail.com>
Hello all,

Section 3.14.7.1. of the HTML 5 specification (regarding the <video>
element) recommends that user-agents should suport both Theora and
Vorbis.  This, I believe, is a great idea for interoperability between
the different platforms out there, to make sure that <video> will work
on as many user-agents as possible.

I would like to propose that section 3.14.8.1, regarding the <audio>
element, be changed to recommend that user-agents should support the
Speex voice codec, as Speex seems perfectly suited for podcasts, as
well as for pages read aloud.  These situations seem to be one of/the
aim of the <audio> element, hence it appears that Speex, due to its
quality, patent-free status, open specification, and architecture
reflecting the needs of the Internet seems to be the natural choice
for interoperability of the <audio> element.

Feedback welcome.

Best regards,
Ivo Emanuel Gon?alves
Received on Saturday, 26 May 2007 14:06:32 UTC

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