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[whatwg] HTML 5 video tag questions

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:35:54 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0907131435u241ea65dh63731cfaeb5f567b@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Jonas Sicking<jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> This way even incremental rendering of the fallback contents would
> work fine. The only case that's weird is markup like:
>
> <video>
> ?lots and lots of fallback here
> ?<source src="...">
> </video>
>
> There is a risk that content would be displayed, and then switch to
> displaying video. This doesn't seem like a big problem as it seems
> more likely that people will put the <source> first. And if someone
> doesn't the effects aren't very bad.

That's against spec anyway (<source> elements, if present, should be
the first children of <video>, and are then followed by fallback
content if present), so it's not a big deal if it displays badly.
Received on Monday, 13 July 2009 14:35:54 UTC

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