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[Bug 12596] <video> Explicitly state that preload=none fires a suspend event

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Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:46:22 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-08-18 11:46:22 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Or
> suppose search engines ran scripts, one could have a search engine indexer that
> always downloads every resource that it finds.

A search engine that wants to index all media elements can just download and
inspect them, it doesn't need to do so using a browser engine. In fact, if it
wants to generate screenshots and index subtitles it *cannot* do it using a
browser engine due to cross-origin policy.

> Or consider a browser optimised
> for users with a visual impairment that reads out the text under the user's
> finger, and wants to quickly play back the few seconds of a <video> around the
> playhead when the user drags his finger over it. It needs to preload at least a
> little even if preload=none.

This is pretty much the same situation as a user simply deciding to play a
video, in which case it will start buffering. This will cause scripts to break
if they don't expect that the user can play/pause a video that doesn't have
(native or scripted) controls, but I don't think there's anything the spec can
do about that.

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