Chrome works fine, so do Opera, FireFox, and on PC Opera and Konqueror...
On iPad Mercury, Terra, 360 and Opera open Safari when OGG files are opened and
fail with an error.
What about Mac users visiting my site? Shall I tell them to install an armada of updates to
be able to see, what is shown ?
I may use .wav for a maximum compatibility of audio, but an 8 track song with 3 minutes length
will be about 250 MB, Apple mobile users will be totally amused about that.
Older projects have shown that IE is a piece of s***, but it just has been overtaken by safari.
Does Apple know about web standards ? If not, that should take a look at Amaya.
Because of a simple paradox: Safari adheres to web standards more than any other browser. Many websites do not. Some browsers, Firefox is one, are more tolerant of sloppy standards (a legacy from the unsecure yet commonly used Internet Explorer).
As it says in this document:
"Safari complies with standards, but not all browsers do. This article explains how to design, modify and validate your website so that it can be rendered and read properly by all major browsers."
Try this: after you have logged into a problem page, open another tab or window with http://validator.w3.org/ and paste in the URL of that page, which will reveal any noncompliance with standards.
The web masters also need to read this:
"Safari is one of the most standards-compliant browsers ever built. Thus, your best bet for ensuring your pages render properly in Safari — today’s version and beyond — is to follow web standards. For a great overview of web standards, check out Mozilla.org’s article Using Web Standards in Your Web Pages."
If the developers of the OGG standard cared enough about their Safari user base they would make a plugin that actually worked. The only one I found that purported to work was Perian, a QuickTime extension that does not take effect in Safari. Apple is not obligated to support standards that few people are even familiar with.
WAV is a good format to use. It’s unlicensed and has no patent, and it’s supported by QuickTime. It may be quite large, but at least it works. Try it!