[whatwg] Video proposals

Gareth Hay gazhay at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 13:55:23 PDT 2007

This topic is worrying me slightly, as I can only see two possible  
outcomes :-

using <object> for everything,
	images  <object type="image/jpeg" data="some.jpg">
	video     <object type="application/ogg" data="video.ogg">

or defining separate tags for all possible content :-


As I can't see how it can be a mix and match of the two approaches.


On 16 Mar 2007, at 19:40, James Justin Harrell wrote:

> --- Matthew Raymond <mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>    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>
>> ...Or this...
>> | <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???
> The type attribute for object elements is optional if the data  
> attribute is present. That's not
> new either - it was also specified that way in HTML 4.01.
> Some browsers have not been compliant about it, but people will  
> probably be able to use an object
> element without a type attribute without worry before they're able  
> to use a video element without
> worry.
> There's several good reasons for introducing a video element, but I  
> don't consider easier markup
> to be one of them.

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