[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

There is no other reason to put a codec in the spec -- the primary reason to
spec a behavior (to document vendor consensus) does not apply.  "Some
vendors agreed, and some objected violently" is not "consensus".


On Jun 30, 2009 12:31 PM, "Jeff McAdams" <jeffm at iglou.com> wrote:

Peter Kasting wrote: > > As a contributor to multiple browsers, I think it's
important to note the d...
I don't know that anyone has suggested putting it in the spec *only* to
apply pressure to vendors.  Certainly that is an added "bonus" (I'll put
that in quotes because not everyone will consider that a positive thing),
and certainly doing so will achieve the goal of applying pressure.  But I
agree that putting it in the spec to *only* apply pressure to vendors is not
reasonable, but considering it as an additional reason to put it in the
spec, is quite reasonable.

-- Jeff McAdams jeffm at iglou.com
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