[whatwg] Video proposals
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
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
> 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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