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[whatwg] Limiting the amount of downloaded but not watched video

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:51:03 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTimPMG230gHgMdLL2v6Uyaa4_56Tt2P-M1Lyoj9u@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 6:11 AM, Zachary Ozer <zach at longtailvideo.com>wrote:

> (Side note: I also haven't found a browser that stops loading the resource
> even if you destroy the video tag.)

Setting the source URI to "" should stop the download.

Personally I think having browsers honor dynamic changes to the preload
attribute is the best way to solve this.

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