[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Mar 23 05:09:24 PDT 2007

Gareth Hay wrote:
> As has been said, this isn't a legal list.

And a list with "-legal" in the name magically acquires lawyers with the 
relevant expertise who are willing to give free advice?

> At best, we can only conclude that this is a very grey area throughout 
> different regions of the world, and as such, is not only out with the 
> scope of this list, but possibly of the spec itself.

That's a non-sequitur.

> Unless legal advice can be sought from all potential markets, I think we 
> are all arguing in vein and should conclude to distance ourselves from 
> including this type of thing in  the spec.

That's the fallacy of unattainable perfection.


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