[whatwg] codecs and containers
singer at apple.com
Mon Dec 10 14:54:22 PST 2007
At 12:27 -0800 10/12/07, Charles wrote:
> >> This is probably going to cause some emotional responses, but I
>>> feel like I need to say this now.
>> This argument has met with rational responses in previous threads.
>> If you're interested in the origin of the current language, please
>> review those earlier discussions.
>I'll try to find those, and thanks for the feedback.
Before this thread gets too steamy again, I should probably point out
that the current language is almost a placeholder. We'd like a
mandate, not a recommendation, and the ogg/v/t is an uneasy
compromise. The w3c staff are, I believe, looking into this whole
area, particularly with respect to IPR and licensing. The engineers,
should, of course, work out what is best from a functionality point
of view, but the position is heavily influenced by IPR and risk
considerations as well. The upcoming w3c workshop might shed some
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