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

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 17:26:28 PDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jul 2009, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> >
>> That I can understand. But in this case, you should leave the paragraph
>> in the spec that states the need for a baseline codec, since the
>> situation hasn't changed and we are still striving for a baseline codec.
> I'm not holding up the spec just because we haven't found a codec to use
> with the spec. This working group can override me on this if it is the
> desire of the group, but in the meantime, I'm trying to drive down to Last
> Call by October and part of that is going through open issues and either
> resolving them, or admitting that they can't be resolved by then and
> moving on. The alternative is to deadlock, and that is worse.

OK, that answers my earlier question of "why now".

That action I can understand. But then I would say we should have a
collection of things that we need to work on for a second version of
HTML5, which obviously includes the baseline codec question and also
audio/video a11y, and probably many more things I am not aware of. Is
there such a list somewhere? Since all these things are now being
pulled out of the spec, they need to continue living somewhere else.


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