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: as usual with IE9 demos...
by Ripples on Wed 29th Dec 2010 02:56 UTC in reply to "as usual with IE9 demos..."
Ripples
Member since:
2005-07-06

... they focus on 2D graphics speed because this is about the only area where, thanks to Direct2D, they have a speed advantage over most other browsers/platforms


I know! All the time I am running into sites that use advanced 3D graphics and it upsets me that they aren't trying to support this. I mean 80% of all sites on the web require WebGL right?

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.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

It should be pretty obvious that web designers design for common features of web browsers. The websites that could benefit from advanced 3D graphics ( as opposed to basic 3D graphics??) can't use it because IE doesn't support it. This is why they ( web developers) bitch about Microsoft Internet Explorer.

And as always there are standards, and they there are standards. If every Browser supports a non- finialaized standard in the same exact way ... Then it is standard and no one can complain because it works the same across all browsers. If every other browser except IE has done web GL, then there is no good reason not to do it in the same way. I promise you, no one will complain.

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oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

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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