Google’s H.264 Move: The ‘Right Thing’ or the ‘Worst Thing’ for Web Standards?

January 21, 2011 No Comments

“Video seems to have hijacked the whole HTML5 debate, when it’s a very small portion of the specification, and the spec intentionally does NOT specify which video formats must be supported,” said Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson. “Google is complying with the spirit of the spec more than the h.264 proponents, who are pushing a proprietary solution that favors the rent-seekers and toll-keepers over consumers.”

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