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Pause on exit from Cue Ranges

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:23:17 -0700
Message-Id: <p062408bec4f859acad85@[17.202.35.52]>
To: public-html@w3.org
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

<http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#cue-ranges>

We think that the "pause on exit" aspect of the cue range should be 
removed from the specification.

Why?

* It's only one of the functions that you might want to achieve at 
the end of a cue-range (e.g. loopback is another)
* It gives the impression that it'll pause exactly at the end of the 
range, but this is not (necessarily) true.  If the cue-range fired 
'late' (because the system is loaded), it might pause 'late' (unless 
the specification is updated to say that it is 
pause-and-reseek-to-on-end-of-cue-range).
* Even if it is, it's easily achieved by a script that does a pause and seek.
* Removing it simplifies the API at no loss of functionality.

-- 
David Singer
Apple/QuickTime
Received on Friday, 19 September 2008 00:25:12 GMT

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