[whatwg] <video> element now working in Firefox nightlies

Maik Merten maikmerten at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 31 05:09:27 PDT 2008

David Gerard schrieb:
> The "IP concerns" are blatant FUD and it's ridiculous to describe them
> in any other terms.

While I do agree that the "IP concerns" may actually be blown out of 
proportion (after all the current state of being in a limbo, leaving the 
field completely to proprietary technology like Flash video, may 
backfire more than taking the unspecified risk of IP troubles inherent 
to any technology) yelling at Apple and Nokia most likely won't resolve 
the situation by itself.

Perhaps it makes sense to discuss ways to make installation of 3rd party 
media components as easy as one simple click to ensure a reasonably 
user-friendly cross-platform media experience. A common baseline codec 
built into user agents would of course be a nicer solution, but from 
what I understand little progress has been made on that topic. So 
perhaps let's make progress on a nearly-just-as-good solution.


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