[whatwg] Serving up Theora <video> in the real world

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Sat Jul 11 04:51:20 PDT 2009

On Sat, 11 Jul 2009 13:15:14 +0200, Robert O'Callahan  
<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Philip Jägenstedt  
> <philipj at opera.com>wrote:
>> Well I disagree of course, because having canPlayType("video/ogg") mean
>> anything else than "can I demux Ogg streams" is pointless.
> So you want "canPlayType" to mean one thing when provided a type without
> codecs, and another thing when provided a type with codecs. I don't think
> that's a good idea.

Yes, I'm saying that when codecs are provided true means "probably" and  
otherwise it means "maybe", because the distinction is pointless.

> Anyway, it's too late. If you care passionately about this you should  
> have
> reopened this discussion months ago, not now that two browsers have just
> shipped support for the API in the spec.

Ian, if you agree that it's too late to change you needn't reply to any of  
my other points, I won't push the issue further.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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