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[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 21:21:03 -0400
Message-ID: <6b9c91b20810161821s1b0dd80aoa4ec4788520c1017@mail.gmail.com>
On 10/16/08, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> 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.

True. As long as the browser provided a way to change (and save the
loop preference) on a per-webapp basis, that would solve my use case.

Received on Thursday, 16 October 2008 18:21:03 UTC

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