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

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:19:13 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02831001091019j15b45948va531b265a04d4da@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>
Cc: Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>, public-html@w3.org
On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com> wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2010, at 3:09 AM, Kornel wrote:
>>> Would it not be better to abandon autobuffer, and support a buffer
>>> attribute? With values of buffer="yes" buffer="no" and buffer="auto",
>>> which would be equivalent to how browsers handle no autobuffer now?
>> I suggest calling it preload (preload="no", preload="metadata", preload="all"?).
>  "all" is a poor choice because it may not be possible for the entire resource to be stored on the client machine, so you certainly don't want to preload the entire thing.
> eric

I agree. Maybe "progressive" is the correct word? (nipped from
"progressive streaming", of course)

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