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Re: Video DOM API

From: Gervase Markham <gerv@gerv.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:02:42 +0100
Message-ID: <4AD05BC2.7050301@gerv.net>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
CC: public-html-comments@w3.org
On 10/10/09 10:44, Simon Pieters wrote:
> I think it is unreasonable, because pause() and play() are intended to
> be used for author-supplied scripted controls, and the user should be
> able to pause and play the first video without that causing the new
> video to be loaded.

But then why has the app author set the src= element if they don't want 
the new file to be the one that element is playing?

Here's the bottom line: I and at least one other person have been 
confused by this API, because we expect

element.src = "file";
element.play();

to play "file". I don't think that's unreasonable, I think it's sensible 
and intuitive. My feedback on the spec is: make that work. I don't care 
how :-)

Gerv
Received on Saturday, 10 October 2009 10:03:19 GMT

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