If you think Google removing H.264 support from Chrome to silly, how about this? Removing JPEG support from Chrome.

Google had this to say in a post on the official Chromium blog, which was eventually removed.

We expect even more rapid innovation in the web image format platform in the coming year and are focusing our investments in those technologies that are developed and licensed based on open web principles. To that end, we are changing Chrome’s HTML5 <img> support to make it consistent with the formats already supported by the open Chromium project. Specifically, we are supporting the PNG and SVG image formats, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open formats in the future. Though JPEG views an important role in images, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the format will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open format technologies that we like better.

Some Good Samaritan cared enough to save the post over here. Make sure you read it completely.


Before you get all worked up, let me tell you that it’s just a satirical take by someone who seems really pissed with Google’s decision to end H.264 support in Chrome, more so with the reasoning they have given for their decision. The smart guy has done a simple “Find + Replace” of the original post and bang! Digs out a gem of a post! Make sure you read the post completely, even the comments section! Most of them fit in the context perfectly, without much effort! Take a bow Mr.Anonymous!

[via]Hacker News

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