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[whatwg] Some <video> questions

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 22:10:44 +0000
Message-ID: <479FA464.80806@cam.ac.uk>
Charles wrote:
> Oliver,
>
>   
>> You're basically complaining about the codec choice...
>>     
>
> No, this thread isn't about that.
>
> I'm saying that the <video> element doesn't solve the problem that needs
> solving.  Read the thread again, ignore the stuff about 3rd-party QuickTime
> components, and hopefully my points will be clear.
>   

Can you explain it again, because I'm not sure I fully understand what 
you're trying to say and I don't seem to be the only one.

AIUI, the current situation with video is:

We are looking for a single format that all parties will be willing and 
able to deploy. If found, this format will be a MUST support for UAs, so 
providing authors with a single target codec

Independent of that, the video element allows authors to target multiple 
codecs and then allows the browser to select one that it supports.

A strict reading of the spec suggests that UAs are not allowed to 
allocate any space in the content for controls; they must overlay or be 
part of the browser chrome. I don't know if this is a correct reading of 
the spec, or if there is any harn in allowing the UA to take up some of 
the allocated space with controls.

What else do you want?
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 14:10:44 UTC

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