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[3]: 1-2 Punch
by google_ninja on Fri 30th Apr 2010 02:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 1-2 Punch"
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Ok, so they embraced HTML5 video. They didn't extend any standard, that would be implementing the video tag by calling it ms-video or something stupid, and giving it a different javascript api then everyone else.

As for the codec, the w3c backed off specific codecs now for the spec, so its up to the implementors. Not only that, but what apple is doing is having a worse effect at this point - you can download chrome on windows which supports both, but if you are on an iDevice (which dominates the mobile web), it is h264 only.

If they had done something like implement the video tag with WMV only support, then I would probably agree with you, even though it still doesn't really fit.

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