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Why IE Doesn't Support HTML 5 Video (Yet) - Patents

Jul 09, 2009, 16:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Even without HTML 5 formally specifying a default video codec, Mozilla's view is that the video tag is still useful.

""The video tag and the video JavaScript API allow developers to treat video as a first-class citizen of the Web," Mozilla Standards Evangelist Arun Ranganathan told InternetNews.com. "There is great value in the Video tag and API, but we are keen to see a common video codec emerge on the Web that is both free to use and of a high quality for Web applications."

"The HTML 5 specification itself is still in the drafting phase, which means the final version could potentially still be adjusted to specifically include a default video codec."

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