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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:44:44 -0500
Message-ID: <4B3D538C.4020706@mit.edu>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On 12/31/09 8:34 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> Also, right now, with they way the spec is written, it's
> not a bug, because it's spec conformant.

Why?  Not all "correct" software behavior is required by specs, so not 
all bugs are bugs just because they're violations of a spec.

For example, crashing is generally considered a bug, but is not 
prohibited by any specs in the usual case.

Using up all the user's memory: same thing (in fact, sometimes specs 
actually require it).

I can understand the desire to have the spec make it clear that lack of 
autobuffer attribute means the author is requesting that the UA not 
autobuffer the content.  It must remain conformant to autobuffer in such 
a situation based on user settings, just like it must remain conformant 
to not autobuffer based on user settings even if @autobuffer is set.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 1 January 2010 01:45:19 GMT

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