[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Jul 1 02:41:27 PDT 2009

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:39:05 +0200, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com>  
> There is no other reason to put a codec in the spec -- the primary  
> reason to spec a behavior (to document vendor consensus) does not  
> apply.  "Some
> vendors agreed, and some objected violently" is not "consensus".

The "vendor consensus" line of argument seems like a very dangerous  
slippery slope. It would mean that whenever a vendor refuses to implement  
something it has to be taken out of the specification. I.e. giving a  
single vendor veto power over the documentation of the Web Platform. Not  
good at all in my opinion.

Anne van Kesteren

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