[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

Cameron McCormack cam at mcc.id.au
Mon Jun 29 22:37:19 PDT 2009

Matthew Gregan:
> The reason for not selecting a video codec doesn't seem to have much weight
> when considering Ogg Vorbis as a required audio codec.  Apple's submarine
> patent argument doesn't seem to hold, as many deep-pocketed companies
> (including Microsoft) have shipped products with Vorbis support.  It might
> also be worth pointing out that the existing working draft of SVG 1.2
> includes a requirement for Vorbis support
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-SVG12-20041027/media.html#audio-format).

That’s an old draft of a specification that never got to completion, but
the <audio> element was lifted from that and put in SVG Tiny 1.2:


which says:

  This specification does not mandate support for any particular audio

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