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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:37:25 -0800
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <02C9BBDA-1F25-4825-A27A-A246A3B588B9@apple.com>
To: Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>

On Jan 8, 2010, at 3:09 AM, Kornel 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.

Since this discussion has settled down, I went ahead and filed a bug  
summarizing the conclusions. I thought Kornel's proposal was the best  
and got the most positive response, so I primarily highlighted this  
approach (with the additional suggested "playthrough" value and a few  
potential alternate names). But I also mentioned the other ideas.

Here is the bug: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8731

I encourage Working Group members with an interest to Cc themselves,  
and to comment further in the bug if they feel it is appropriate.

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