[whatwg] <video> element proposal
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Mar 3 04:58:17 PST 2007
Karl Dubost wrote:
> Why it is not necessary good to mandate a specific format in a
> * When to standardize, especially an RDF API
> Dan Connolly
>  http://www.w3.org/QA/2007/03/orthogonal_specifications_is_good
That makes some sense, though reading it one thing jumps out at me. Why
can we not link to a video with an img element? Why can't we link to a
Flash animation or SVG or SMIL with an img element? Isn't a video just
another image format? If the specifications really are orthogonal, then
the media format shouldn't be relevant.
By the way, I checked. HTML 4.0.1 never actually defines "image". It
says imgs link to images, but it doesn't say anything about images being
static that I noticed.
How orthogonal are the specs really?
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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