Linked by Moochman on Mon 10th May 2010 22:54 UTC
Internet & Networking A lot of articles lately have been focused on why Apple and Microsoft are the bad guys by supporting H.264 and not Theora. Well, yes, they are bad guys, but there really is not much point whining to them. It will in all likelihood fall on deaf ears, simply because they are acting in their own best interests--as MPEG stakeholders and commercial, DRM-encouraging, royalty-loving, proprietary-operating-system-hawking corporations. But that could all change--if the HTML5 spec didn't allow H.264.
Permalink for comment 423891
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: the venders ARE the w3c
by Aankhen on Tue 11th May 2010 20:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: the venders ARE the w3c"
Aankhen
Member since:
2010-01-13

Even if web developers dictated the standard, it would not work unless the browser makers agreed. After all, what good is a standard that is not implemented.

That’s not quite what I meant. What would be ideal is for both sides to work together. At present it seems rather one-sided.
At the same time, it isn't worth it for browser developers to develop features that the web developers & designers aren't interested in using. So there is some feedback, though it is limited.

Yup. (Sorry, nothing to add here. :-P)

Reply Parent Score: 1