[whatwg] <video> element feedback

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Mar 29 08:22:08 PDT 2007

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> I've asked about this before but I still don't understand it: Why 
> doesn't Gecko completely ignore the classid?

Apart from the fact that this would technically be a spec violation, it actually 
breaks some pages (because the ActiveX and NPAPI versions of some plug-ins 
expose different APIs), last I checked.

>(IIRC, Opera on Mac and Mac IE 5 ignore the classid and dispatch on MIME.)

Which fixes pages that don't use a fallback embed, but breaks some others.  It's 
a tradeoff of which exact pages you want to work and how many of them there are...


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