[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Mon Jan 28 15:32:38 PST 2008

> The <video> element offers an interface to the native media
> playback capabilities of the platform.

The browser platform (e.g. WebKit), the multimedia platform (e.g. QuickTime)
or the OS platform (e.g. Mac OS X)?

> It is not a plug-in mechanism and it is not suitable for embedding
> things like Flash or Silverlight.

So for Safari on both Macintosh and Windows, is Apple's intent that <video>
will only work for formats supported by QuickTime?

And given that little internet content targets QuickTime, who exactly will
be using the <video> tag?

Sorry if these seem like really stupid questions, but these don't seem to be
addressed by the spec.

-- Charles

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