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[whatwg] Reworking the media load() algorithm so that it tries more than one video

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 06:51:04 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811140500130.1237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> >
> > I am proposing changing the spec to make the load() not select a 
> > resource. Instead, load() would immediately return, and the user agent 
> > would then asynchronously try each resource that it might otherwise 
> > use in turn, firing a single loadstart event at the start, lots of 
> > progress events, and then a loadedmetadata or error event depending on 
> > how things go.
> 
> That sounds good.

I've now done this. This is a pretty big change. I'm sure I've screwed 
something up in the process.

Implementors! Please let me know if you see anything newly broken with 
loading resources! Thanks. :-)

Cheers,
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