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

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 06:35:24 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02831001081135k58b2ea8w72b4a2b921d58568@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net> wrote:
>> 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.

Maybe in this case "all" needs to be more concise, too, and say
"resource" or something similar that implies continuous buffering of
the whole resource.

Silvia.
Received on Friday, 8 January 2010 19:36:17 GMT

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