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RE: Comments on the EME opinion

From: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:43:44 +0000
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
CC: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
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From: Henri Sivonen [mailto:hsivonen@hsivonen.fi] 

> What kind then? The spec, at least as of today says:
> "All messages and communication to and from the CDM, such as between the CDM and a license server, MUST be passed through the user agent.
> The CDM MUST NOT make direct out-of band network requests. All messages and communication other than those covered in the following paragraph MUST be passed through the application via the APIs defined in this specification. Specifically, all communication that contains application-, origin-, or content-specific information or is sent to a URL specified by the application or based on its origin, MUST pass through the APIs. This includes all license exchange messages."

Oh, it's great that this text was added since the spec review was put together!

> I filed https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=27124 about the spec needlessly requiring application/origin-independent individualization to happen out-of-band.

Also great!

> Sure, that sort of trade make sense sense if you think DRM is a good thing like any other Web Platform feature that everyone should have, but if you don't, making that trade as a matter of principle (if *they* have it, *everyone* must have it, even if it's not a good thing to have) makes less sense.

I don't really buy the idea that some web platform features are "bad" and thus should be confined to those that can pay for them. I'd rather make those web platform features better, which is indeed the purpose of this thread.
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