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

Henri wrote:
> As for making autobuffer tri-state, I think changing it at this  
> point is too late, because it has already been implemented as a  
> boolean attribute in a browser that has significant market share ( 
> ).

I can see why a tri-state attribute would be a more "bulletproof"  
attribute, but I tend to agree with Henri.

> At this point, I think the available options (if there's agreement  
> that authors should be able to instruct browsers not to buffer) are  
> minting another boolean attribute 'nobuffer' or a tri-state  
> attribute 'buffering' (with precedence rules relative to autobuffer).

At this stage, a quick fix would be to update the spec to clarify that  
the lack of an @autobuffer attribute indicates (author intent) that  
the media resource SHOULD not be pre-buffered.

It's not a perfect solution, but I reckon it would be good enough.

Jeremy Keith

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Received on Thursday, 7 January 2010 23:31:00 UTC