[whatwg] What is not possible with HTML5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Aug 4 16:14:34 PDT 2010

On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, narendra sisodiya wrote:
> For example video telephony in browser is possible?

I sent some comments regarding this topic recently:


On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, narendra sisodiya wrote:
> I clearly see the huge market in Virtual worlds like second life and 
> augmented reality in mobile phones. WebGL is a rendering specification. 
> I think , on top of webGL , we may need some higher order specification 
> for 3D web. Who know, HTMLx may include <3dwall orientation='right' 
> id='facebook-wall' /> type of tags,
> Anyway , I am a strong believer of Matrix. We will be having a similar 
> sort of Matrix is future. So It is the question of future that - 'will 
> Matrix us flash/sliverlight or Open Standards'
> If All of sudden we got huge bandwidth and second life will be most 
> popular web browser. in second life one can have a 2D browser and other 
> technologies. I was just trying to have a discussion of future version 
> of HTMLx , open standards and future technologies...
> I have seen a 'lazy web' nature. first close standards comes and then we 
> fight for an equivilant open standard.

That's one way to put it, though I would personally describe it as 
allowing innovation to happen and then standardising what is successful. 
Another way to put it is in the FAQ:


On Thu, 24 Jun 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 24.06.2010 16:03, Marques Johansson wrote:
> > I would like to see a standardization of HTTP streaming, not 
> > necessarily "adaptive streaming" - but that could also be useful.
> > 
> > The HTTP spec is vague or incomplete on behaviors related to partial 
> > requests. ...
> If you think that there is a bug in the HTTP spec then by all means 
> check out the latest drafts, and in doubt report this on the HTTPbis 
> WG's mailing list (pointers: <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/>).


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