[whatwg] Video proposals

Håkon Wium Lie howcome at opera.com
Sat Mar 17 10:20:50 PDT 2007

Also sprach Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis:

 > >    Sure. What happens if you're taking old videos of a page because you
 > > moved them to a site like YouTube? How would you tell them apart from
 > > other content in the page that might require <object>, like SVG graphics
 > > and such?
 > With HEAD requests? A personal spidering tool like wget could pull down
 > all linked videos based on content-type as specified by the server.

On a mobile phone, it's expensive and slow to perform HEAD requests.
Running personal spiders is out of the question. We should keep in
mind that the specs we designs must be usable in many types of

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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