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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Mike Taylor <michaelaarontaylor@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:03:27 -0500
Message-ID: <7e56b1e10912220803o6f0e752ahf6bc3ae32557fb41@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Cc: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>, comments@daringfireball.net
On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>wrote:

> 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.
>

See also the following articles/comments, which are relevant.

http://hacks.mozilla.org/2009/12/autobuffering-video-in-firefox/
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=16482#c18

-Mike


> --Gavin
>
>
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