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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:25:54 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0912281125o59986ce1pf97946cd6cf4b414@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
Cc: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com> wrote:
> Is the absence of the autobuffer attribute an explicit request not to
> pre-buffer?
>
> Currently, the spec doesn't clearly answer that question. It only describes
> what happens when the autobuffer attribute is present; it doesn't describe
> what happens when the autobuffer attribute is not present.
>
> Here is my suggestion for the updated text:
>
> "The autobuffer attribute is a boolean attribute. Its presence hints to the
> user agent that the author believes that the media element will likely be
> used, even though the element does not have an autoplay attribute. Its
> absence hints to the user agent that the author believes that the media
> element might never be used."
>
> This extra sentence ties the absence of the attribute to author intention:
> something that is currently missing.

This sounds like a good change that will clear up any confusion about
the intending meaning of @autobuffer.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 28 December 2009 19:26:26 UTC

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