[whatwg] RTSP in HTML5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 7 13:29:04 PDT 2009

On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Chytanya Karusala wrote:
> I thought the video tag in HTML5 will point to a media resource which 
> will be downloaded by the browser and passed on to the player engine 
> inside the browser. If the src tag points to rtsp link the 
> browser/player engine wouldn't know how to handle. By including the rtsp 
> URI support in the video tag, player engine within every browser would 
> act as a rtsp client making better streaming solutions possible (viz.. 
> live streaming- in addition to download/progressive download already 
> made possible by video tag)

Ah, I see.

The HTML5 spec doesn't say what transports are expected to be supported; 
there's no reason browsers couldn't support RTSP as well as HTTP.

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