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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 12:34:53 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02830912311734h353ffb31oeb483e34dd49f291@mail.gmail.com>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>, Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 10:39 PM, Robert O'Callahan
<robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 6:17 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> So, browser devs, do you think that, if autobuffer=off was supported
>> and present, you would treat it any differently than if autobuffer was
>> missing entirely?
> As Chris D said --- no.
> Browser vendors already have ample incentives to conserve bandwidth. Apart
> from anything else, it's useful to be able to load a page with 50 <video>
> elements in it and not grind to a halt. Since "autobuffer" exists to signal
> that the video is likely to be played, one must treat absence of autobuffer
> as a signal that the video is unlikely to be played, and it's obvious that
> the correct response to the latter signal is to conserve resources by not
> buffering. Arguably this could be made a little clearer in the spec.

I think that's the minimum that needs to be done. I'd be happy with
that, but it has to be spelled out clearer in the spec.

> IMHO this entire thread is an overreaction to a Webkit bug. They'll fix the
> bug, meanwhile, everyone just relax :-).

And Chrome. Also, right now, with they way the spec is written, it's
not a bug, because it's spec conformant. This is the main issue I

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