[whatwg] Video proposals

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Sun Mar 18 09:34:25 PDT 2007

On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:57:01 +0100, Nicholas Shanks  
<contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:

> All said, it would be very useful if the startpos param could be
> returned to the server when starting the download, or when scrubbing
> forward into parts of the video that haven't yet downloaded. as that
> would help avoid using bandwidth unnecessarily.
> I see two ways to do that over HTTP:
> 1) As a HTTP header
> 2) In the URL

For a long time, HTTP provided support for this through non-default units  
in the Range header. Usually servers only support "bytes" as the  
measurement units, but the HTTP spec actually allows to use "seconds",  
"pages", "chapters" and so on, and defines a clear way for the server to  
indicate the support for this.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
[ICQ: 115226275] http://feldgendler.livejournal.com

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