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Re: Should <video> buffer control be tri-state?

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 22:14:41 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02831001030314u7e73f5d2jd63250211291eea3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Double <cdouble@mozilla.com>
Cc: robert@ocallahan.org, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Chris Double <cdouble@mozilla.com> wrote:
> On 01/03/2010 7:53 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>> Even tinyvid.tv - Chris Double's test platform for Mozilla
>> - is using autobuffer="true" and controls="controls" as attributes.
> tinyvid.tv has nothing to do with Mozilla. Just thought I'd clear that up.
> The use of 'autobuffer="something"' is a result of generating the page via
> an XML template. You don't have boolean attributes in XML - you must set
> them to something. I do the same thing on my blogger based weblog for the
> same reason.

I assume similar reasons may be the case with some of the other sites
that also chose autobuffer="true".
There certainly are frameworks around where boolean attributes are
difficult to support and the author is forced to assume a value.
We might do ourselves a favour by introducing proper values.

Existing values of choice seem to be "true" and "", so maybe "true"
and "false" are a better choice than "on" and "off"?

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