[whatwg] Video proposals

Håkon Wium Lie howcome at opera.com
Fri Mar 16 16:58:37 PDT 2007

Also sprach Robert Brodrecht:

 > > I'd rather make <video> and <audio> optional so that those who cannot
 > > support these Ogg on these elements (for whatever reason) can still
 > > comply with the spec. They can also support proprietary codecs through
 > > <object>.
 > Do you mean make the elements themselves optional to support?

Yes. If a vendor, for some reason, is unable to support the Ogg
codecs, I think it's better that they (a) do not support <video>, than
(b) they support <video> with proprietary codecs only.

Interoperability has more value than conformace.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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