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[whatwg] Issue when Video currentTime used for seeking.

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:21:13 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02830811161921t7ead4f6fv9c94530659f3f773@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Biju Gm at il wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>
>> I still feel rather dubious about the currentTime attribute of the video
>> element.
>>
>> When it is used to tell a server about starting at an offset rather than
>> a the beginning, I'd prefer we rather use media fragment URIs (once they
>> are standardised by the W3C media fragment working group). It will then
>> be obvious that the user is actually asking for a subpart of the
>> resource to be displayed only. This is controlled by the author of the
>> Web page.
>
> The initial start offset is orthogonal to this (and the media fragment URI
> syntax is supported by <video>, at least in theory).

Yes, agreed.


>> When it is used to change the current play pointer during watching of a
>> video, i.e. is controlled by the user of the Web page, it should really
>> be done through an event and javascript. Maybe the onclick event can be
>> defined for the video element here and it could call a seek javascript
>> function?
>
> I don't really understand what that means.

Ignore what I said. I mixed up attributes of the video element with
attributes in the DOM. All is good as is.

Regards,
Silvia.
Received on Sunday, 16 November 2008 19:21:13 UTC

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