I missed Tuesday morning’s Browser Wars Retrospective: Past, Present and Future Battlefields for sleep and the Creative Commons moderated Open Knowledge vs. Controlled Knowledge, but noticed two very interesting items from Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich’s blog post:
I am pushing to make add-on installation not require a restart in Firefox 3, and I intend to help improve and promote GreaseMonkey security in the Firefox 3 timeframe too.
Please do! Drop all other Firefox 3 features if necessary.
And from Eich’s sixth slide:
Working with Opera via WHATWG on <video>
- Unencumbered Ogg Theora decoder in all browsers
- Ogg Vorbis for <audio>
- Other formats possible
- DHTML player controls
I’ve barely thought about <audio> and <video> but if their presence could encourage non-obfuscated media URLs I’m predisposed in their favor, but universal deployment of unencumbered audio and video decoders via browsers would be excellent.