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[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:10:05 +0200
Message-ID: <48F79F9D.1060004@lachy.id.au>
Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> On 10/14/08, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> To be honest I'm not really convinced we need the looping feature at all.
>> 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.
> 
> Whenever I come across an awesome video with an awesome song, I'll
> loop it for hours. I'll even loop it while I sleep. When it comes to
> playlists, I loop them too.

That would be a use case to consider for a browser providing looping 
functionality for the user, possibly activated through the context menu 
or something.  But it is not a use case for providing authors with the 
ability to loop automatically using attributes.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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Received on Thursday, 16 October 2008 13:10:05 UTC

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