[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 18:32:42 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Robert O'Callahan<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 8:51 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> For that to happen there has to be
>> some demand for Theora support, though, which the spec's can't generate.
> Specs do generate demand --- by creating author expectation that a feature
> will be supported, by adding a well-known brand, and because test suites get
> created which vendors then compete on.

I agree: standards generate demand. It is how h.264 hardware support
originated - by making it a ISO standard, the vendors knew there would
be sufficient market demand for it and created the chips.


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