[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video> -- informative note?

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 11:18:56 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 4:01 AM, David Gerard<dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> A spec that makes an encumbered format a "SHOULD" is unlikely to be
> workable for those content providers, e.g. Wikimedia, who don't have
> the money, and won't under principle, to put up stuff in a format
> rendered radioactive by known enforced patents.

That's why "should" is not the same as "must".  Those who have a good
reason not to do it can decline to do it.

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