[Bug 16617] New: Consider more granular error reporting


           Summary: Consider more granular error reporting
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Encrypted Media Extensions
        AssignedTo: adrianba@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: watsonm@netflix.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

MEDIA_ERR_ENCRYPTED covers three cases
1) No key was provided and no needkey handler was provided
2) The provided key could not be successfully applied
3) The user agent does not support decryption of this media data

Consider whether these should be differentiated ?

A single error is consistent with the current broad error codes, though that
may be something that should be improved in general. It seems that except for
#1, which should only occur in applications that do not support encrypted
media, these are all application bugs and not something that would improve the
user experience. Any unique handling of the error codes by an application would
essentially be describing a bug type. Unique codes might be helpful in tracking
down the cause of the bug, but there are probably other options. It is also
possible that some of these cases should be reported via

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Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 04:12:24 UTC