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Re: Detailed review of 3.14.9. Media elements

From: Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 19:14:35 +0200
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t0yx6lwlmcpsjgr0b0dp@athlon>

Le Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:02:07 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> a écrit:

> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, Mihai Sucan wrote:
>
>> Asking why would you abort loading of media elements is like asking why
>> would a download manager abort file downloads, or why any other software
>> application would ever abort any file download, for any possible
>> purpose.
>
> Not really. It's clear that the _user_ should be able to abort downloads,
> and indeed he already can. But why would the Web page author start a
> download just to cancel it?

An application should be allowed to stop the download for the same reasons  
a _user_ should be able to stop downloads.

I wouldn't make a distinction between the application and the user  
regarding 'reasons' for aborting downloads.


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Mihai Sucan
http://www.robodesign.ro
Received on Monday, 29 October 2007 17:14:24 GMT

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