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[whatwg] Spec comments, section 4.8

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 22:17:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909022213240.6775@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> 
> >> Is "The user agent stops fetching the media data before it is 
> >> completely downloaded" really a good description for abort? ?It can 
> >> trigger during the NETWORK_LOADED state, can't it? ?Also, doesn't it 
> >> only fire when the load is aborted by the user or a script?
> >
> > Not sure what you mean. When else would it abort? What other 
> > description would you use?
> 
> "The user agent stops fetching the media data before it is completely 
> downloaded" implies that 1) it cannot occur after the media is 
> completely downloaded,

Correct.


> and 2) it will fire if the user agent stops for any reason, e.g., if the 
> network connection fails or the server closes the connection.

I've added a mention that this is not an error condition. Does that work?


> As far as I'm reading the normative portion of the spec, neither of 
> those points is true.

How so?


(I've made the section explicitly non-normative.)

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