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[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

From: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:38:50 +0100
Message-ID: <e72b1b360810150838t21d60229t1ab28a5d3bf6045@mail.gmail.com>
Why not just assuming that playcount="0" means loops forever ?

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 13:06:20 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>>
>> On Oct 15, 2008, at 03:40, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>>
>>> To be honest I'm not really convinced we need the looping feature at all.
>
> I agree. I never really understood what the use cases were for these
> attributes. I got the impression they were added because of feedback from
> Apple, but the reason was never clear to me.
>
>
>>> It seems like we should drop this from the current version. What benefit
>>> does it bring? Is looping really that common? If we got rid of it we
>>> could find better ways of picking the start time.
>>
>> One benefit of getting authors to use a declarative attribute instead of a
>> script is that a declarative attribute is easier to greasemonkey away if the
>> user seriously doesn't like looping.
>
> If this really turns out to be a problem user agents could always add
> measures to prevent playing a video more than once. After all, they are in
> charge of the video stream now with <video>. Authors can merely "try to"
> interact with it.
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
>
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