[whatwg] Scripted querying of <video> capabilities

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Mon Oct 13 23:08:03 PDT 2008

Am Dienstag, den 14.10.2008, 14:51 +0900 schrieb Dave Singer:
> At 7:40  +0200 14/10/08, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> No, I don't think authors can expect that the UA will automatically 
> suggest codec installs.  It doesn't know the basis, and maintaining a 
> reliable database of mimetype->download-site mappings would be a pain.
Really ? Hasn't Firefox such a mapping ? Also. at least on Ubuntu, multiple Gstreamer-based Programs prompt me to install stuff if codecs are missing.
Somehow I fear it's <object> all over again.


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