[whatwg] Video proposals

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Tue Mar 20 01:58:38 PDT 2007

Vladimir Vukicevic wrote:
>  If providing content in non-Theora formats is important, the client
 > should list the supported video formats in the Accept header, and the 
server can send
> back the right thing. 

Though as has been pointed out by someone else earlier in the thread, 
the MIME types are attached to the container formats rather than the 
codecs. Seeing video/quicktime doesn't tell you what codec is used 
inside, and likewise video/x-msvideo.

Perhaps something like an Accept-codec: header (though preferably 
something more generic than that) is needed:

Accept-codec: audio/mp3, video/theora, audio/vorbis

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