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[whatwg] Some <video> questions

From: Charles <lists07@wiltgen.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:06:44 -0800
Message-ID: <059f01c862d4$014420d0$03cc6270$@net>

> Since browsers are free to implement native <video> support with a
> pluggable backend...

I understand, but something makes me think that this problem won't get
solved when developers are just free to solve it.  (This isn't a criticism
of browser developers, BTW.  There's no incentive to fix anything but the
formats they care about.)

Just to focus on one popular way of putting video on the web, Apple won't be
supporting Flash video* and Adobe won't again package Flash as a QuickTime
media type.

> Are you looking for a way for plugins, rather than the browser
> itself, to handle <video>?

Yes, with the brower handling handles precendence and event routing, etc.

Really not terribly different than plug-ins today, but semantically
meaningful, straightforward, simple and consistent.

-- Charles

*Yes, I know Apple hasn't committed to /not/ supporting Flash...
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 16:06:44 UTC

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