[whatwg] HTML 5 video tag questions

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Jul 10 18:09:42 PDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jun 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Hmm.. is that good? What if you want to use an <object> (to use flash or
>> java) or a <img> as fallback?
> Then you do it with script.
> The design is based around the assumption that we will eventually find a
> common codec so that fallback won't ever be needed in supporting UAs.

I agree that the current design makes sense once there is a common
codec supported across all browsers. However currently it seems like
we might not reach that point until after all major browsers support

What would be the downside of displaying the fallback contents if none
of the videos can be displayed due to unsupported codecs?

/ Jonas

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