[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 01:12:39 PDT 2009

[to list as well, oops]

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From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
Date: 2009/7/6
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument
To: Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>

2009/7/6 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:

> Given the volume of support Theora has gotten without it being in the
> spec, I don't see why putting it in HTML5 would have any effect on author
> demand. The demand already exists, and the customer pressure on Apple will
> rise as more and more sites make use of Theora. I don't see that the spec
> saying "must...Theora" would have any effect.

This doesn't address the power of a "should".

> If anything, I think it
> would be a negative effect, since it would mean that at least one thing in
> the spec was there despite it being known that one vendor is actively
> refusing to implement it (as opposed to just not having gotten to it yet).

And then there's IE, of course. But if you were considering them, most
of HTML5 wouldn't exist.

- d.

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