[ogg-dev] Re: [Vorbis-dev] Peer review draft for the new media types/file extensions

Martin Leese martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org
Mon Sep 24 14:08:23 PDT 2007

" Ivo Emanuel Gon?alves " <justivo at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/24/07, Ian Malone <ibmalone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The point I
> > wanted to bring up was the MAY ignore unrecognised stream
> > types, which I understood to be a future proofing mechanism.
> Oh.
> There is a similar notice in the wiki, which I did not integrate in
> the registration proposal.
> "apps that identify a logical bitstream which they cannot decode
> SHOULD ignore it but MAY still decode the ones they can"
> This is only in "application/ogg", though.  Should I integrate it in
> the registration proposal?  And if yes, only in application, or also
> in video and audio?

Xiph is working on a number of additional
streams for the Ogg container, including Ogg
Skeleton.  If you want to include Ogg Skeleton
in Ogg then apps had better ignore it if they
can't decode it.  Otherwise, including Ogg
Skeleton will break apps which comply.

As I understand it, the situation now is that
including Ogg Skeleton breaks apps.  That
has to be changed if you want to move
forward into things like XMLEmbedding.

Martin J Leese
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