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HTML5 to get standardized video handling

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-06-16


The W3.org (THE standards body for the web) has a video element in its HTML5 draft standard 2008-06-10.  A standard way of defining videos will make it easier to write and use web pages that contain videos, allow standards-compliant browsers to give you a consistent interface to videos, as well as encouraging development of add-ons that can integrate such content, including better mash-ups.

You can see draft that is a few days more recent (2008-06-15) here.

Both the specification sites provide a list of other goodies.

It looks like Firefox can already handle the video attribute with the appropriate add-on.

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