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[whatwg] <video> element feedback

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 01:56:49 +1100
Message-ID: <45FFF631.3020609@lachy.id.au>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> I just played some more with our internal implementation (Opera's) and 
>> noticed that our pause() really is like togglePause() in the HTML5
> 
> Having pause() always pause is better because it means that you're not 
> likely to end up in state where the UI says one thing but the UA does 
> another (especially when you combine this with UA-provided UI).

Agreed.

> I only included togglePause() because Flash supports it and some people asked for 
> it; I'm not convinced we should keep it.

I'm in favour of dropping it.  It's an unnecessary API for browsers to 
support.  It adds nothing that can't be done with play()/pause() and an 
if statement.

if (video.state == HTMLVideoElement.PAUSED) {
     video.play();
} else {
     video.pause();
}

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 07:56:49 UTC

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