Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jun 2009 15:23 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones We're on the verge of a serious evolution on the web. Right now, the common way to include video on the web is by use of Flash, a closed-source technology that is a massive resource hog. The answer is the HTML5 video tag, which allows you to embed video into HTML pages without the use of Flash or any other non-HTML technology; combined with open video codecs, this could provide the perfect opportunity to further open up and standardise the web. Sadly, not even Mozilla itself really seems to understand what it is supposed to do with the video tag, and actually advocates the use of JavaScript to implement it. Kroc Camen, OSNews editor, is very involved in making/keeping the web open, and has written an open letter to Mozilla in which he urges them to not use JavaScript for HTML video. Note that Kroc's website may not work properly in Internet Explorer. (Update The letter has been mirrored in the article, Read More for the full text)
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RE[2]: Why should I care?
by gauthierm on Fri 19th Jun 2009 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Why should I care?"
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Please refer Dreamweaver developers to this post on using audio and video in Firefox:

It's well written and doesn't require JavaScript. It even specifically mentions how to use Flash as a fallback without using JavaScript.

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RE[3]: Why should I care?
by Beta on Fri 19th Jun 2009 19:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Why should I care?"
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Did you RTFA? No? Go back, and you’ll see the link pointing to

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RE[4]: Why should I care?
by boldingd on Fri 19th Jun 2009 19:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Why should I care?"
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Is it just me, or did someone forget a closing italics tag? ;)

Edited 2009-06-19 19:58 UTC

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RE[4]: Why should I care?
by memson on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 11:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Why should I care?"
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The linked article looks like it was perfectly justified to me - did YOU even look at the article he linked to? NO? Go look.

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