[whatwg] <video> element proposal

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 5 23:16:20 PST 2007

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Restricting the types of content that the <video> element can handle  
> will stifle future innovation, and will likely be ignored by browser  
> vendors who decide they would like to support new formats. It would  
> also be unprecedented relative to type restrictions on other HTML  
> elements. Having a baseline set of formats is something to consider,  
> but the spec should allow supporting any format that can reasonably  
> considered video.

The spec could also consider urging /authors/ not to use formats only
implemented in one or two browsers and to avoid proprietary formats
where open ones are available ... unless we want to allow nesting
<video> elements for fallback? Not that there's anything wrong with
nested elements, seeing as we must offer text fallback anyhow, and
seeing as the same API would be exposed by each nested level.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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