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Re: Should <video> buffer control be tri-state?

From: Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 11:09:50 +0000
Message-Id: <3FC65B06-1369-4366-8DEB-C7EA0EA4451F@geekhood.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
> Would it not be better to abandon autobuffer, and support a buffer
> attribute? With values of buffer="yes" buffer="no" and buffer="auto",
> which would be equivalent to how browsers handle no autobuffer now?

I suggest calling it preload (preload="no", preload="metadata",  
preload="all"?).

"Buffer" may be confused with playback buffer, but this attribute is  
only partially related to it (it doesn't affect buffering one once  
playback has started).

The term "preload" has been used for images for long time now, and  
might give authors better idea what this attribute is for.

-- 
regards, Kornel
Received on Friday, 8 January 2010 11:10:28 UTC

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