[whatwg] metadata attribute for media

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Mon Dec 17 14:29:08 PST 2012

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Ralph Giles <giles at mozilla.com> wrote:

> That said, I'm not convinced this is an issue given the primary
> use-case, which is pretty much that web content wants to do more
> sophisticated things with the metadata than the user-agent's
> standardized parsing allows. If one cares to that extent, and is already
> handling format differences, dealing with vendor variation on top isn't
> that much more effort.

I disagree. Vendors proliferate more than formats. A Web application may
well have some knowledge about the formats of its resources, but we don't
want to bind it to particular platforms or UAs.

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the
Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority
over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among
you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your
slave — just
as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his
life as a ransom for many.” [Matthew 20:25-28]

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