[whatwg] media resources: addressing media fragments through URIs spec

timeless timeless at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 19:07:11 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:20 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
<silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This latter one is already defined as a 5 sec video extract from the
> full file.ogv - it's not possible to overload that with turning the
> byte range into an animated gif.

So, <img> isn't restricted to animated GIFs, Mozilla supports animated
PNGs (APNG), and some browsers support MNG.

To some extent, there's nothing wrong with using a video file as an
image, or an animated image.

I'm not absolutely certain i'd want to see it used this way, but I can
understand why someone would ask for it.

> You will also need to use transcoding
> for this and thus will want to create a new URI query scheme.

As <img> doesn't require that animations be GIF based, there's no need
for transcoding. There would be a requirement for browsers to choose
to support the proposed format, but ...

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