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[7]: 1-2 Punch
by tyrione on Fri 30th Apr 2010 11:43 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: 1-2 Punch"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

HTML5 is a royalty free specification.

Video codecs aren't officially defined as which ones are part of the HTML5 Specification.

Same goes for the audio codecs.

Even the HTML5 spec gives several examples on how to leverage the source element for your site with various codecs.

http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/video.html#the-source-element

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RE[8]: 1-2 Punch
by segedunum on Fri 30th Apr 2010 12:02 in reply to "RE[7]: 1-2 Punch"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

HTML5 is a royalty free specification.

Video codecs aren't officially defined as which ones are part of the HTML5 Specification.

Yer, and? That's why we currently have this large debate about it.

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