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[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

From: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 20:03:31 -0700
Message-ID: <016E953A-777C-4EA5-8C2E-455D4B0438AF@apple.com>

On Oct 15, 2008, at 3:52 PM, Chris Double wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren  
> <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
>> That's not the question. The question is whether the looping  
>> attributes are
>> needed at all. It seems that there's some desire for simple  
>> looping, e.g.
>> background sounds. That does not require the five attributes the
>> specification currently provides though. Rather, it requires one  
>> simple
>> boolean attribute.
>
> I agree. I think the simple boolean attribute seems clearer and more
> useful. Which attributes exactly are being considered for removal? I'm
> assuming these ones:
>
>  playCount
>  loopStart
>  loopEnd
>  currentLoop
>
> start and end would remain, yes?
>
   After thinking about this, I'm not sure that limiting playback to a  
section of a media file will be used very often. A developer can  
easily script the same functionality as long as they don't use the  
default controller, so it seems to me that attributes for this aren't  
warranted.

eric
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 20:03:31 UTC

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