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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:29:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4B41DF23.6050603@gmx.de>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>, Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> ...
> No. If the transport is not seekable, we don't try to get the duration 
> by seeking to the end of the resource, we just report the duration as 
> unknown (if it's not available by other means). And if we decide we 
> really need to download the resource (e.g., to play it), we just reread 
> the first part of the resource.
> ...

Could you please clarify what "seekable" means in the context of HTTP 
resources?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 January 2010 12:29:58 UTC

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