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[Bug 18624] New: endOfStream("network") issues

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Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:51:51 +0000
To: public-html-media@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-18624-5436@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: endOfStream("network") issues
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Media Source Extensions
        AssignedTo: adrianba@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: philipj@opera.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-media@w3.org


MSE maps endOfStream("network") to "If the connection is interrupted, causing
the user agent to give up trying to fetch the resource" but HTML has no such
section, it is called "If the connection is interrupted after some media data
has been received, causing the user agent to give up trying to fetch the

The "after some media data has been received" difference is relevant, because
at least in Opera, this step of the algorithm can only be run when
HTMLMediaElement.readyState > HAVE_NOTHING. Network errors reported when
readyState is HAVE_NOTHING are treated as "If the media data cannot be fetched
at all, due to network errors, causing the user agent to give up trying to
fetch the resource".

For consistency with HTTP and other resources, I think the handling should be
different "after some media data has been received", i.e. depending on

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