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Quoting Jonas Smedegaard (2014-09-03 13:37:23)
> Quoting David Prévot (2014-09-02 21:50:54)
>> Le 02/09/2014 12:29, Jonas Smedegaard a écrit :
>>> The very purpose of MediaElement.js is to act as a polyfill for 
>>> browsers that does not support html5 <audio> and <video> tags, and 
>>> it does so by use of either flash or silverlight code.
>> As (not enough) documented in the package description and (better) in 
>> the upstream homepage, the purpose is to offer an unified interface 
>> in order to offer the same experience whatever the browser. The Flash 
>> or Silverlight shim are only used if needed to help legacy browsers 
>> not HTML5-compatible to mimic those expectations. The middle-term 
>> goal is of course to offer the the Flash and Silverlight shims, but 
>> the upstream build process was not really open and properly 
>> documented at the time the package was uploaded to Debian.
> Let's see - here are the bullet points from the front page:
>   * HTML5 audio and video players in pure HTML and CSS.
>   * Custom Flash and Silverlight players that mimic the HTML5 
>     MediaElement API for older browsers
>   * Accessibility standards including WebVTT
> Of those, the first point is not Javascript at all, the second is not 
> working at all, so your argument must be related to the third somehow.
> Please elaborate!!

Let's not complicate matters by allowing this package to enter testing, 
until we agree that it is suitable for general use.

 - Jonas

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