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[whatwg] Serving up Theora <video> in the real world

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 23:15:14 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600907110415x756b5c2t47fc961071fce1fd@mail.gmail.com>
On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Philip J?genstedt <philipj at opera.com>wrote:

> Well I disagree of course, because having canPlayType("video/ogg") mean
> anything else than "can I demux Ogg streams" is pointless.
>

So you want "canPlayType" to mean one thing when provided a type without
codecs, and another thing when provided a type with codecs. I don't think
that's a good idea.

Anyway, it's too late. If you care passionately about this you should have
reopened this discussion months ago, not now that two browsers have just
shipped support for the API in the spec.

Rob
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