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Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:47:57 -0800
Message-ID: <273883010912220747n4a7c9eb3v6eaf6a0fb9071da5@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: comments@daringfireball.net
John Gruber of Daring Fireball on the autobuffer attribute for the
video element:

http://daringfireball.net/2009/12/html5_video_unusable

Summary:

"This attribute may be ignored altogether" should be removed from the spec.

Summarized Rationale:

Avoid downloading video on pay per megabyte connections, and avoid
extra bandwidth from the publisher on video that won't be played.

The whole article is worth reading, and seems like a very reasonable
argument based on real world usage of the video element.

--Gavin
Received on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 15:48:30 UTC

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