[whatwg] on codecs in a 'video' tag.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 2 14:55:17 PDT 2007

Maik Merten wrote:

> Well, for text browsers or on platforms that don't have the processing
> juice to decode it (then they couldn't decode MPEG4 whatever-part
> either). I'd say that are platforms that usually don't even have feature
> complete browsers anyway.

Just wanted to note that text browsers can implement JavaScript and
display descriptions and closed captions. There's no reason save
programmer time and interest why a pure text browser couldn't implement
<video/> without the video and audio.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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