[whatwg] on codecs in a 'video' tag.
mart at degeneration.co.uk
Fri Mar 30 16:16:34 PDT 2007
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> We think your reasons are strong and worthy of respect. That is why we
> are not trying to force our codec preference on you, but rather propose
> to leave this issue open. We ask you to respect our reasons as well,
> rather than trying to force us to go along with your codec preference.
If there is no baseline codec in the specification, I firmly believe
that one of the following will happen:
* Everyone will end up implementing whatever Microsoft implements.
* Microsoft won't implement <video> anyway, so no-one will use it.
In practice, everyone's just mimicking whatever Microsoft does. At least
when they violate the spec they can be called on it; if what they do is
allowable by the spec, then everyone will have to copy it or they'll
have a useless browser.
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