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[whatwg] Codec mess with <video> and <audio> tags

From: Peter Kasting <pkasting@google.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 19:06:26 -0700
Message-ID: <d62cf1d10906071906j3b386452t61f830cd87855d9c@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:

> > I do note that in a vacuum, there isn't a problem with not specifying
> > any codec, as IIRC no codecs are specified for the <img> tag and yet
> > practically most browsers implement a common subset and the web
> > basically works.
>
> still, there was the issue with gif patents. just to remind you.
>

Yes, but I'm not sure how that relates at all to the statement I made that
specifying no codecs for <img> does not prevent there from being a number of
broadly-supported codecs.

(But to reassure you, the days of ribbon campaigns and hostility to Unisys
are indeed something I was around for.)

PK
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