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[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 21:31:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907052130480.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Sam Kuper wrote:
> 2009/7/5 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
> > On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Eric Flores wrote:
> > [...]
> > > On the other side, I'm firmly convinced that some vested interest could
> > > lobby and even pay the chipmakers for having them not adding support to Ogg.
> > > This is a free market, isn't it?
> >
> > As you say, it's a free market. If people want Theora chips, then it's
> > likely that they will become available. For that to happen there has to be
> > some demand for Theora support, though, which the spec's can't generate.
> 
> I think that if Theora support is recommended in HTML5, this *will* 
> generate demand, since content producers and (most) browser vendors 
> alike will take advantage of it. Chips may well, in that scenario, 
> become available.

Most browser vendors are already implementing Theora, and content 
producers will use whatever the browser vendors support, regardless of 
whether it's in the spec or not.

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