[whatwg] <video> fallback behaviour (was: Re: <video> element feedback)
whatwg at robertdot.org
Tue Mar 20 15:39:00 PDT 2007
Simon Pieters said:
> Oh. I thought <video> fallback would work pretty much like <object>
> fallback, but I see that's not the case. When I think about it it makes
> sense; <video> is pretty much like <iframe>, it never falls back in UAs
> that support it.
Oh, damn it. I thought it'd work like <object>, too. I'm not sure I like
the only-fallback-if-no-support idea. I'm getting the feeling that there
won't be one common video format among the browsers. I think not having
fallback to nested video elements to get at other formats would ultimately
be a bad thing.
When PNG support sucked in IE6, I just didn't use alpha PNGs and opted for
some other format. If there is no shared format, the only ways to support
multiple video formats for multiple browsers would be:
1. Just have two video elements on screen (bad).
3. Delegate content on the server based on http-accept [?] (best of the
three, but not very fun).
4. Maybe conditional comments if IE is the oddball (we'll see, but I don't
like this option much either).
Any thoughts on this or did I miss something?
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