[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Tue Jan 29 18:17:50 PST 2008


> But I think the premise of the question misses the point of the
> <video> element.

I may very well be completely missing the point.

I'll be satisfied if someone tells me that <video> is not intended to be the
preferred way to embed video on web pages, in which case I'll quietly return
to my corner.

> People now commonly use Flash to write video players because the
> old-school way of embedding video [...] was not capable or
> consistent enough.

There are lots of reasons that people use Flash, but it's no easier or
harder to embed than any other player/runtime.

> It is designed to embed video, not video players implemented in
> other technologies.

But in Safari, <video> = QuickTime.  Is that not a player-centric rather
than a content-centric design?

-- Charles

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