I think it would be cool to be able to define embedable blocks of HTML.
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Samin Shams <saminsh...
> I'm glad others also feel this need.
> I might be off track, but here are some of my musings:
> 1) An official callback parameter would be nice.
> 2) The three most used media types on the web are: image, video and
> There are two main ways to display them in a browser: 1) portions of
> Images, ever since Mosaic, have always been embedded as source, and
> since all browsers support it, no one felt the need for a workaround
> like HTML, Flash, etc. There are however formats such as SVG that are
> purely XML and can be inlined in the browser.
> Videos and audios have only recently been embedded as source with the
> introduction of HTML5. Before that, we had the famous Flash players
> and obfuscated sources.
> This is the current way to deal with different formats:
> http://tmp.qiknr.com/files/media_scenario.png (correct me if this is
> in someway wrong and keep in mind that the <video> and <audio> tags in
> HTML5 allow fallbacks).
> So the question is: how do you specify something that incorporates all
> of these variables? Any ideas?
> On Apr 29, 10:01 am, Sean Creeley <sean.cree...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Embedly would love to participate in this. It will give us the ability
>> to add an `audio` type that has been missing for ages.
>> Let me know what your proposed next steps would be.
>> Thanks for proposing this!
>> Co-Founder at Embedly
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Samin Shams <saminsh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > oEmbed v1 was written in what, 2008?
>> > I'm I the only one who feels that maybe the authors should start thinking of
>> > a version 2 of the specification, taking in all the suggestions given in
>> > this group in the past 3 years?
>> > I mean, seeing that the web is now moving into html5 and open standards for
>> > media files, maybe a new specification could be written taking that into
>> > account. It feels like the authors have given up on keeping this an active
>> > community and I'm sure companies like Embed.ly and many consumers such as
>> > myself are still very interested in making this a tool as fitting to the web
>> > as possible.
>> > Who's with me?
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