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

On Sat, 09 Jan 2010 13:19:13 -0500, Silvia Pfeiffer  
<> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Eric Carlson <>  
> 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)

I like @preload much much better than some attribute with "buffer" in its  
name. preload="no" and preload="metadata" sounds perfect to me. And,  
"progressive" does make more sense that "all".


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