[whatwg] <video> element feedback

Gareth Hay gazhay at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 13:21:35 PDT 2007

Are we speaking MIME type or tag here?

Looking at the list of issued MIME types, it seems pdf and ogg can  
fall under this category.
Under these conditions, I would imagine that <application> would be a  
download, where the author wants you to get the content, as opposed  
to stream it or view it in-place.

On 21 Mar 2007, at 19:50, Martin Atkins wrote:

> Gareth Hay wrote:
>> This is a bit of a sideways step here, but why not make tags  
>> reflect MIME type,
>> e.g.
>> <image>        image/*
>> <video>            video/*
>> <application>     application/*
>> <audio>            audio/*
>> That way we have a clear identification of what is going to be in  
>> the tag, API's can be tailored sufficiently for each one.
>> Each tag can have appropriate fallback also.
>> Just a thought, and it gets us out of the <object> hole.
> What do you imagine "application" being used for?
> The "application" type category is pretty-much just "miscellaneous".

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