[whatwg] Video proposals
mattraymond at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 16 04:23:53 PDT 2007
Laurens Holst wrote:
> Sure, native video playback, yay. But what has that got to do with
> creating a <video> element instead of using <object>. Objects can play
> Theora, too, you know. Natively. Just like browsers can render SVG in
> <object> tags, natively.
It's all about ease of authoring. If you were new to HTML, would you
want to do this...
| <object data="TheEarth.mpeg" type="video/ogg-theora"></object>
| <video src="TheEarth.mpeg"></video>
Do you know the MIME type for Ogg Theora? I don't. I made it up. If
the MIME type on the object listed doesn't say "video" in it, would you
even know if the <object> element was for a video???
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