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[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

From: Andy Lyttle <whatwg@phroggy.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:53:32 -0700
Message-ID: <56742A72-96B6-4DF3-A469-7C85A23591B3@phroggy.com>
On Oct 15, 2008, at 8:38 AM, Jo?o Eiras wrote:

> Why not just assuming that playcount="0" means loops forever ?

This was exactly my thought.

If playcount="5" causes the video to be played 5 times, what should  
the result of each of these be?

playcount="1"
playcount="0"
playcount="-5"
playcount="foobar"

Is there any possible usefulness whatsoever in making playcount="0"  
not play the video at all?  If not, I don't see a good reason not to  
use that to mean infinite looping.

Either that, or some keyword, but I don't know what it should be.   
"infinite" and "forever" come to mind.

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Andy Lyttle
whatwg at phroggy.com
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 09:53:32 UTC

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