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[whatwg] Scripted querying of <video> capabilities

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils-dagsson-moskopp@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:08:03 +0200
Message-ID: <1223964483.9164.45.camel@dell.linuxdev.us.dell.com>
Am Dienstag, den 14.10.2008, 14:51 +0900 schrieb Dave Singer:
> At 7:40  +0200 14/10/08, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> No, I don't think authors can expect that the UA will automatically 
> suggest codec installs.  It doesn't know the basis, and maintaining a 
> reliable database of mimetype->download-site mappings would be a pain.
> 
Really ? Hasn't Firefox such a mapping ? Also. at least on Ubuntu, multiple Gstreamer-based Programs prompt me to install stuff if codecs are missing.
Somehow I fear it's <object> all over again.


Nils
Received on Monday, 13 October 2008 23:08:03 UTC

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