[whatwg] Video proposals

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 17 08:17:31 PDT 2007

Laurens Holst wrote:
> So make the object mime type optional, only indicative. It will receive 
> it from the server anyway.

   The problem with dropping the MIME type is that files on the Internet
don't require extensions. They already have MIME types. Therefore, as a
web author looking at someone else's markup, how would you identify if
the following are images, video or audio?...

| <object data="sonido"></object>
| <object data="immagine"></object>
| <object data="série da televisão"></object>
| <object data="suono"></object>
| <object data="MyFamily"></object>
| <object data="película"></object>
| <object data="pintura"></object>
| <object data="Nature"></object>
| <object data="Ton"></object>
| <object data="Fernsehenerscheinen"></object>
| <object data="WhoKnows"></object>

   With a <video> element, you know it's video just by looking at it.

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