[whatwg] Removal of Ogg is *preposterous*

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Tue Dec 11 18:10:54 PST 2007

Le 12 déc. 2007 à 03:21, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) a écrit :
> Where would we be today if the HTML
> spec didn't specify jpg, gif, and png as baseline standards for the  
> image
> tag?

FWIW, in fact the HTML 4.01 spec did NOT mandate any image formats.

	"This attribute specifies the location of the image resource.
	Examples of widely recognized image formats include GIF, JPEG, and  

Plus the compression algorithm in GIF was covered by patents. Unisys  
woke up. The "Burn All GIFs" campaign started. Many shareware and  
freeware disappeared.

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool

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