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3342Remove the sections on audio and video codecs, since no solution is forthcoming.2009-06-30 04:50
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@@ -20933,6 +20933,8 @@
 
 
 
+  <!--CODECS
+
   <div class="impl">
 
   <h5>Video and audio codecs for <code>video</code> elements</h5>
@@ -20940,20 +20942,10 @@
   <p>User agents may support any video and audio codecs and container
   formats.</p>
 
-  <p class="XXX">It would be helpful for interoperability if all
-  browsers could support the same codecs. However, there are no known
-  codecs that satisfy all the current players: we need a codec that is
-  known to not require per-unit or per-distributor licensing, that is
-  compatible with the open source development model, that is of
-  sufficient quality as to be usable, and that is not an additional
-  submarine patent risk for large companies. This is an ongoing issue
-  and this section will be updated once more information is
-  available.</p>
-
   <p class="note">Certain user agents might support no codecs at all,
   e.g. text browsers running over SSH connections.</p>
 
-  <!-- similar note in audio codecs section -->
+  <!- - similar note in audio codecs section - ->
   <p class="note">Implementations are free to implement support for
   video codecs either natively, or using platform-specific APIs, or
   using plugins: this specification does not specify how codecs are to
@@ -20961,10 +20953,12 @@
 
   </div>
 
+  (when replacing this text, also fix "- -" nested comments)-->
 
 
 
 
+
   <h4 id="audio">The <dfn><code>audio</code></dfn> element</h4>
 
   <dl class="element">
@@ -21071,6 +21065,8 @@
 
 
 
+  <!--CODECS
+
   <div class="impl">
 
   <h5>Audio codecs for <code>audio</code> elements</h5>
@@ -21083,7 +21079,7 @@
   11.025kHz, 22.050kHz, and 44.100kHz, and for both mono and
   stereo. <a href="#refsWAVE">[WAVE]</a></p>
 
-  <!-- similar note in video codecs section -->
+  <!- - similar note in video codecs section - ->
   <p class="note">Implementations are free to implement support for
   audio codecs either natively, or using platform-specific APIs, or
   using plugins: this specification does not specify how codecs are to
@@ -21091,7 +21087,10 @@
 
   </div>
 
+  (when replacing this text, also fix "- -" nested comments)-->
 
+
+
   <h4>The <dfn><code>source</code></dfn> element</h4>
 
   <dl class="element">

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