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[whatwg] Remove addCueRange/removeCueRanges

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:14:28 +0200
Message-ID: <op.uylq2e2asr6mfa@sisko>
On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:34:55 +0200, Dr. Markus Walther <walther at svox.com>  

> Hi,
> please note that with cue ranges removed, the last HTML 5 method to
> perform audio subinterval selection is gone.
> AFAIK, when dropping support for 'start' and 'end' attributes it was
> noted on this list that cue ranges would provide a replacement to
> dynamically select, say, a 3-second range from a 1-hour audio source.
> So, if cue ranges will indeed be dropped, could browser vendors and
> standards people consider putting 'start' and 'end' back in, just like
> Safari had it for a while (albeit buggy)?

The .start/.end properties were dropped in favor of media fragments, which  
the Media Fragments Working Group is producing a spec for. It will be  
something like http://www.example.com/movie.mov#t=12.33,21.16

See http://www.w3.org/2008/01/media-fragments-wg.html and  

> Actually, out of curiousity: could gapless concatenation of several
> audio objects be added as well, e.g.
> audioObject1.append(audioObject2)
> or even
> audioObject.join([audioObject1,audioObject2,...,audioObjectN)

There has been much discussion about audio "canvas" API:s and I trust this  
could fit into that scope. View source at  
and search for "v2" and you'll find some of these ideas.

Philip J?genstedt
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 13 August 2009 06:14:28 UTC

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