[whatwg] <source>

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 15:41:34 PDT 2007

On the topic of playlists:

On 3/24/07, Nicholas Shanks <contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:
> How about:
> <playlist><ol>
>         <li><audio src="foo" type="...">Audio fallback</audio></li>
>         <li><video src="bar" type="...">Video fallback</video></li>
> </ol></playlist>
> User agents that don't support playlist, audio and video just get an
> ordered list of fallback text.
> UAs that do support them also benefit in being able to negotiate each
> variant individually instead of getting whatever collection of media
> files the "playlist movie" decides upon.
> And perhaps playlists with a <ul> child can play the media in any
> order, not necessarily source order, presumably whatever item becomes
> available first.

There is an existing xml specification for playlists at http://www.xspf.org/ .

I suggest treating playlists as objects in their own rights, so they
can be shared across different web pages. Thus, a playlist should
rather be embedded like this:

<playlist src="playlist.xspf">


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