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Re: [csswg-drafts] [web-animations-2] Add `Animation.started` and `Animation.playing` promises (#5871)

From: Brian Birtles via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:32:37 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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> What are your thoughts on my "Alternative" section on my last comment?
> i.e. what is the rationale for having the `current ready promise` be initially _resolved_? If the current ready promise was initially un-resolved, this would solve my problem as well.

The `ready` promise represents the state of an asynchronous operation. When it resolves, it tells you that it is safe to read the `currentTime` (for pausing) and `startTime` (for playing) values. Having it be unresolved initially breaks that model. There is no operation pending and it is safe to read `currentTime` / `startTime` so I don't think it should be unresolved at that point. I'd also be a little concerned about changing that behavior now that it is shipping in all browsers.

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