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[whatwg] <video> application/octet-stream

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:56:09 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikyfuYiNOiPIvxmOrgPzOj77oJbDxuVqdWhzDc8@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM, Philip J?genstedt <philipj at opera.com>wrote:

>
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/video.html#mime-types
>
> There was some discussion about this, last in <
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2010-May/026409.html>
>
> I've tested Firefox 3.6.4, Firefox 4.0b1 and Chrome 5.0.375.99 and none
> return "maybe" for canPlayType("application/octet-stream"). I couldn't get
> meaningful results from Safari on Windows (requires restart to detect
> QuickTime, perhaps?).
>

> It would appear that Opera is the only browser that supports
> application/octet-stream. At the time I added this, it was simply because it
> is true, maybe we can play it. However, I see no practical benefit of this
> spec-wise or implementation-wise. Since no other browsers have implemented
> it, I am going to remove it from Opera and hope that the spec will be
> changed to match this.
>

I actually think we should add support for application/octet-stream media
resources to Firefox, and if we're going to do that then I think we should
be consistent and return "maybe" for canPlayType too. So I don't think you
should remove this.

Rob
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every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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