[whatwg] Scripted <video> query proposal
eric.carlson at apple.com
Thu Aug 21 19:57:19 PDT 2008
On Aug 21, 2008, at 7:46 PM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> Any browser that supports integration with an extensible framework
> like GStreamer, Quicktime or Direct Show is going to have a hard
> time ever reporting "false". Apparently there was a conversation
> today in #theora that you might have seen whcih explains why this is
> so, at least for GStreamer.
> With a three-value return, at least Firefox with both Ogg Theora and
> Quicktime support could return "yes" for Ogg and "maybe" for other
> types. But I think Safari is going to have to return "maybe" all the
> time --- except perhaps for codecs built into Quicktime. That
> doesn't help you.
It is possible to build a list of all types supported by QuickTime
dynamically. WebKit does this, so Safari knows about both the built in
types and those added by third party importers.
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