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[Bug 14310] Make responseheaders visible on <video> and <audio> element

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--- Comment #6 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-10-05 00:57:02 UTC ---
I had similar feedback from YouTube:

"Identifying the server is an essential part in diagnosing streaming issues.
Load balancing happens at DNS resolving level, which is not visible to JS. The
hostname in the URL could resolve to any of the hundreds of server IPs
distributed around the globe. The server might also use HTTP 302 response to
redirect a request to another server, and redirects are not visible to JS
either. It would help a lot if browsers can export the IP address of the
server.  If the IP address is not exposed to JS, another way to identify a
server is to insert the server id into the video file header and having the
client read video header. Does the HTML5 video tag expose an interface for
accessing metadata in the video headers?"

I had this discussion as part of the video metrics discussion, see
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Video_Metrics and
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12399 .

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