[Linux-aus] Fwd: Ogg Vorbis and Theora removed from HTML5

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Sun Dec 16 09:36:36 UTC 2007

<quote who="Michael Chesterton">

> On 16/12/2007, at 1:47 PM, Janet Hawtin wrote:
> > via LINK
> >
> > In move that can only be described as a FUD-driven attempt by Apple and
> > other proprietary codec holders or supporters, the W3 has so far bowed
> > to pressure to remove Ogg/Vorbis and Theora from the emerging HTML-5
> > specification.
> Annoyingly I can't find a reference, but I read somewhere the text
> removed was replaced with something that was stronger in support for open,
> unencumbered formats.

Mostly, despite the caveat about "additional patent risk", which is a real
issue even if it seems convenient to ignore it. :-)


- Jeff

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