[whatwg] Video codec requirements changed

Håkon Wium Lie howcome at opera.com
Tue Dec 11 08:15:31 PST 2007

Ian Hickson wrote:

 > I've temporarily removed the requirements on video codecs from the
 > HTML5 spec, since the current text isn't helping us come to a
 > useful interoperable conclusion.

I don't think this solves any problem, neither in the short term or
the long term. I suggest that the "should" text is put back in.

 > When a codec is found that is mutually acceptable to all major
 > parties I will update the spec to require that instead and then
 > reply to all the pending feedback on video codecs.

Sure, when that happens the text can be revised. But not before.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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