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[Bug 12267] <video> Make video state transitions happen in the same task as firing events

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Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:25:18 +0000
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--- Comment #53 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-08-29 07:25:15 UTC ---
Asynchronous APIs are a huge pain to work with. Trading a volatile API (changes
as the script is running based on the latest state; events may execute after
the state they are notifying about is no longer relevant) for an inaccurate one
(the APIs don't actually represent the current state, they represent in some
cases the state at the time the script started and in other cases the state as
it was when an event was fired, even though the state the event is notifying
about is no longer relevant) is at least just trading one bad API for another.
Trading a synchronous API for an asynchronous one just to make the inaccurate
API less obviously inaccurate is a much worse trade, IMHO.

Once an author calls pause(), the video should IMHO pause and the API should
IMHO immediately show a stable state. Having .paused return false after a call
to pause() would just make authors think the API was broken.

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