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Re: Attn UAAG friends (FW: Public feedback on HTML5 video)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 06:51:33 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0912300451s23314714u2f1c5644247e638c@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
John Foliot wrote [1]:

> Not sure if anyone from UAAG is following this particular thread,

The full thread is on the HTML Working group list at:

> but this point might be of note/interest to you guys.

The excerpt is from Silvia Pfeiffer's December 30, 2009 message at:

> <snipped - in progress>
>>>> 2. it does not allow a user override of a page author's decision,
>>>> where the page author actually may not have all the information
>> (e.g.
>>>> that it's running on a mobile phone or on a low-bandwidth connection
>> -
>>>> as Laura's example states; or the opposite - that I want to
>> autobuffer
>>>> everything cause my bandwidth is unlimited)
>>> Since the spec allows the UA to ignore the autobuffer attribute, the
>> UA is
>>> allowed to have a user-settable pref for this, so I believe this is
>> already
>>> covered. Perhaps a note or something in the spec would help clarify
>> this
>>> though.
>> Yeah, I think a recommendation to user agents to have such a
>> preference would be good. I am aware that user preferences are not
>> part of the HTML5 specification, but it is a good recommendation to
>> make.
>> Cheers,
>> Silvia.

Best Regards,
 [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/wai-xtech/2009Dec/0040.html

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 12:52:05 UTC

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