[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Dec 14 15:46:32 PST 2007

On Dec 14, 2007, at 3:26 PM, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> Also sprach Maciej Stachowiak:
>> 1) Apple representatives have stated that we are ok with the SHOULD
>> clause remaining.
> Thanks for clarifying this. Does this mean there is only one member
> who can't live with the SHOULD? If this is the case, I think the
> chairs should declare rough consensus and put the wording back in.

I don't think Ian removed the SHOULD solely because of the specific  
request to remove it, but rather because it does not represent a  
consensus on a baseline codec and is unhelpful to finding a consensus.  
In particular, it does not appear that presence or absence of the  
SHOULD clause would have any effect on any vendor's decision to  
implement Ogg, in the present environment.

I think this reasoning is valid and I don't see how putting the clause  
back would help anything. What would help is participating in the  
W3C's codec evaluation and research efforts (which I believe are  
getting underway as a result of the video workshop).


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