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[whatwg] Bookmarking videos

From: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@osiolki.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 23:34:00 -0000
Message-ID: <op.tpkbqyxe4suneb@g5.local>
On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:19:24 -0000, Nicholas Shanks
<contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:

>> On the other hand it depends on authors providing metadata. Most
>> likely very few will do that, and even then provided chapters may
>> not cover all interesting fragments in the video/audio.
>
> That situation isn't any different from ordinary HTML nowadays, most
> people don't even give all header-level elements unique ids, let
> alone individual paragraphs. But that doesn't mean the facility
> shouldn't be made available to those who want/need it.

It is possible to implement it using JavaScript - you can read
location.hash and seek() video appropriately.

This however is a little help to users who want to bookmark videos or
share links to certain parts of them - without a standard way of doing it
UA's won't be able to provide UI for it. Even if you implement that for
yourself using UserJS, you won't be able to share those links, etc.

-- 
regards, Kornel Lesi?ski
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2007 16:34:00 UTC

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