[whatwg] <video> element proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Mar 6 02:09:00 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.

Indeed. There's a big difference between mandating a baseline set of 
formats and stating that these are the _only_ formats that may be 
supported. Let's definitely do the former, and definitely not do the 
latter (and if we did, browser makers would probably ignore us 
eventually anyway).


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