[whatwg] Video proposals

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 17 10:13:34 PDT 2007

On 16 Mar 2007, at 23:58, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> 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.

I think forcing browsers to support a codec when it is outdated is  
wrong. I don't want WA 1.0 to end up like RSS 2.0, having multiple  
versions incompatible with one another (in WA1.0's case different  
versions requiring different codecs).

- Geoffrey Sneddon

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