Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:04 UTC
Internet Explorer I am almost flabbergasted by the spin and blunt-face upon which this news is delivered. We were just discussing the pot calling the kettle black with Apple / Adobe and now Microsoft have also come out in favour of a closed video format for an open web--IE9's HTML5 video support will allow H264 only. Update Now that the initial shock is over, I've rewritten the article to actually represent news rather than something on Twitter.
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RE[4]: 1-2 Punch
by segedunum on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 1-2 Punch"
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h264 is a real standard.

Says who? There is certainly no format dictated as part of HTML5.

MS is as complicit as the W3C. so you are claiming the Web Standards Body is looking to kill HTML5 video.

Why not? They've done their best to kill off HTML5 video in a flurry of contradictions via various interested parties. Microsoft in particular would rather you used Windows Media and Silverlight. Microsoft have belatedly committed to h.264 because the web has threatened to move on without them and define their own standards for HTML5 video.

The problem with Absolutism on a topic is that it does not fit right in the real world.

See your statement on h.264 as a standard above.

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