Simon Willison’s Weblog


5 items tagged “encoding”


Video for Everybody! Reminiscent of the early days of Web Standards, Kroc Camen has created a fiendishly clever chunk of HTML which can play a video on any browser, starting with HTML5 video then falling back on Flash and eventually just an HTML message telling the user where they can download the file. No JavaScript to be seen, but conditional comments abound. Requires you to encode as both Ogg and H.264, but Kroc includes details instructions for doing that using Handbrake.

# 2nd July 2009, 7:33 pm / codecs, encoding, h264, hacks, handbrake, html, html5, kroccamen, ogg, video


Encoded Polyline Algorithm Format. Google Maps does some pretty crazy bit mangling to create compressed versions of lat/long pairs.

# 4th January 2008, 4:12 pm / encoding, google-maps, latlong, polyline


The larger question is why on earth, in 2007 and ten years after XML came out, we are still using text files that don't label their encoding?

Rick Jelliffe

# 8th October 2007, 12:27 pm / encoding, rickjeliffe, textfiles, unicode, xml

Base32 encoding (via) I was on the verge of inventing this when I discovered that Douglas Crockford had invented it for me.

# 17th August 2007, 11:25 pm / base32, douglas-crockford, encoding

pybraces. I didn’t know this was possible: a source level filter implemented as a custom -*- encoding: braces -*-

# 11th July 2007, 2:48 pm / braces, encoding, hack, python, tim-hatch