[html5] <video> tag fallback

Eric Carlson eric.carlson at apple.com
Thu Apr 30 10:00:29 PDT 2009

On Apr 30, 2009, at 9:46 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Eric Carlson wrote:
>> On Apr 29, 2009, at 11:19 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> On Tue, 14 Apr 2009, Steven Garrity wrote:
>>>> It seems the current behaviour in Safari is that if the video  
>>>> format
>>>> is not supported (Ogg Theora, for example), then the <video> player
>>>> is shown (empty) rather than the fall back content.
>>>> Is this the intended/spec'ed behaviour when no video format  
>>>> playable
>>>> by the client is provided?
>>> Yes. You can catch the error event (sent to the <source> elements if
>>> there are any, otherwise the <video> element) to trigger fallback
>>> behaviour. Not sure if Safari implements this event yet though.
>> WebKit nightly builds do fire an 'error' event if no suitable src is
>> found.
> Cool. Has this been updated to the most recent changes to the spec?
> (Firing on the <source> instead of the <video>?)
   Not yet, I haven't caught up with your most recent changes yet ;-)


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