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Re: [media] issue-152: documents for further discussion

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:37:45 +1000
Message-ID: <BANLkTinyo_hydTx+T-WwWm27b3Zh_c+Sjw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:51:00 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Apr 2011, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>>> Since HTMLMediaElement.played seems almost useless I haven't implemented
>>> it in Opera. I still have hopes that it will be removed from the spec,
>>> but failing that let's not copy it around unless we have a good use case
>>> for it.
>> The use case Silvia suggests seems reasonable (marking on the timeline
>> what has been played), why is it not good?
> I've boycotted HTMLMediaElement.played by not implementing it and so far
> I've never heard a single request for it. I've also never seen controls that
> expose what has already been played, only what is currently buffered. I know
> this has been discussed before, but I can't find it in the archives. Then
> the use case was something like showing or not showing ads depending on what
> had been watched, I think. IMO, in the absence of compelling use cases it
> should be removed from both HTMLMediaElement and MediaController. One thing
> speaking against that is that it's already implemented in WebKit, of course.

Oh, the use case of ads is probably better. FAIK nobody has yet
implemented a library of ad playing for HTML5 video, which may be why
you haven't seen a request yet. From what I've heard, the online video
platform providers are waiting for the ad platform providers to get

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