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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 18:08:03 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20912241508m441208efo57b0968adce22015@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>, comments@daringfireball.net
On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> When a <video> element
> has the poster attribute set, in theory the browser could refrain from
> loading anything at all, since there's no need to get an initial frame to
> display. But then the duration and dimensions of the actual video will be
> unknown, so it would not be possible to show a duration in the UI or in
> custom controls, unless it's hardcoded. Would it be better to load nothing,
> or the bare minimum to get a duration?

I think it's more useful to load the duration and dimensions.  This is
typically going to be only a couple of extra packets loaded
asynchronously, right?  Why would you want to avoid loading even that
Received on Thursday, 24 December 2009 23:08:41 UTC

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