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[whatwg] HTML 5 video tag questions

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:09:42 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0907101809r361359e5x3bcf23c85b980e07@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jun 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Hmm.. is that good? What if you want to use an <object> (to use flash or
>> java) or a <img> as fallback?
>
> Then you do it with script.
>
> The design is based around the assumption that we will eventually find a
> common codec so that fallback won't ever be needed in supporting UAs.

I agree that the current design makes sense once there is a common
codec supported across all browsers. However currently it seems like
we might not reach that point until after all major browsers support
<video>.

What would be the downside of displaying the fallback contents if none
of the videos can be displayed due to unsupported codecs?

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 10 July 2009 18:09:42 UTC

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