[whatwg] More YouTube response

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Jul 2 04:56:39 PDT 2010

On 02.07.2010 13:38, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 12:13:00 +0200, Shane Fagan
> <shanepatrickfagan at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Well this isnt really a list where we should talk about the dos and
>> donts of web content distribution. DRM content can be embedded in the
>> video tag and decoded using installable plugins so its not really an
>> issue for this list I dont think. We cant dictate how the specs are used
>> so try to keep the conversation technology neutral.
> Whether playing video requires a plugin is very much an issue for this
> list, I think. What Henri explained -- not having lock-in to a
> particular platform because of proprietary plugins -- is a large part of
> the reason why we have <video> in the first place.

That may be true.

But there's nothing in the spec that actually disallows adding support 
for plugin-based DRM, right? (Just clarifying)

Best regards, Julian

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