Linked by Enrico Pallazzo on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:07 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft added a couple of new Christmas themed HTML5 demos to their IE9 test drive site which included Vorbis audio in addition to the AAC audio in the audio tags. They've since modified both demos to remove the Vorbis audio. It seems Microsoft is happy to use Vorbis in HTML5 pages internally, just not publicly.
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RE[2]: as usual with IE9 demos...
by oiaohm on Wed 29th Dec 2010 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE: as usual with IE9 demos..."
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IE9 is supposed to support canvas, and WebGL is hardly a fully defined standard right now. If they add it in its current incarnation people will be mad that they "broke" it when it is standardized later and people don't upgrade to the latest version.


Its strange. MS had no trouble forcing media support on firefox even that that media support is not written into the standard. IE supports playing html5 video out box yet no codec has been agreed on. MS is already going outside fully defined standards.

Yes vorbis almost made it threw the standard process.

MS is a master of the double standards. When its in there favor to break what is written in standards they do.

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