Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC
Internet & Networking There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5. A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard. However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads, it becomes obvious quite quickly that it's nothing but a misunderstanding. Update: Masinter replies: "No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, 'blocked' in the W3C HTML Working Group - not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video - not by me, not by Adobe."
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by mtzmtulivu on Mon 15th Feb 2010 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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My mind is clear, HTML5 video is the solution to video on mobile devices, period.

mine isnt ..the market and the technology heavy weights seem to be going for h.264. In effect, the end result will be trading one proprietary technology for another.As a linux user, atleast i will be able to use the codec without worrying about legal issues because adobe already paid for the license. Any other alternative and i will be exposed, just like i am with mp3 or with playing encrypted dvd

Somebody already called me "an unapologetic apologist for Adobe, Flash and all that is unholy with proprietary technologies" without really noticing that we are going to trade one proprietary technology with another. One being more problematic than another in legal terms(flash being better because it covers the license costs) and the other being less problematic in technical terms(native playback of audio/video should be less taxing on hardware)

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