[html5] OGG in HTML5

Paul Burns paul.h.burns at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 12:04:12 PST 2007

It was my understanding that only the language placing emphasis on OGG has a
format that should be required by implementors has been removed.  Instead,
there is now language specifying a non-encumbered format, but no strict
details showing preference for one format or another.

My understanding anyways.  I'll try and remember to post sources for my
viewpoint when I get home from work.


On Dec 11, 2007 11:06 AM, Joseph Harry <jharry at lapcat.org> wrote:

> Let freedom ring.  I agree 100% that open free software should be used
> in the creation of a standard.  One thing to remember, HTML is created
> by people who can be bought, and it is clearly what has happened here.
> alex wrote:
> > I am a webdeveloper and a fierce supporter of opensource. I was under
> > the impression the standards were being designed in the same opensource
> > spirit, but I may have been wrong. Setting OGG as the de facto standard
> > is the best idea i've heard in a long time, and now it's all coming down
> > because a few companies (some of which are known for their vendor
> > lock-in tactics) want to keep their empire.
> >
> > I am not saying that ogg should be enforced onto anyone, if nokia wishes
> > to keep using a different format, no problem, but by making it a
> > standard, we at least know that ogg will be supported by all
> > (standards-compatible) browsers, and as such it can be deployed by those
> > who are opposed to vendor lock-in or monopoly positions.
> >
> > OGG is the choice of freedom, enabling that freedom for all
> > webdevelopers is a must in my opinion, although in the same spirit, it
> > can not be enforced upon anyone, therefor the original text stating it
> > "should" instead of it "must" is probably the best way to go.
> >
> > Freedom for those who choose, the alternative for the rest.
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