[whatwg] HTMLMediaElement.load()

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Mar 23 15:20:07 PDT 2007

On Fri, 23 Mar 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> How can load() be invoked when certain method calls have not yet returned?

Most of the methods result in synchronous event dispatch, which can 
invoke further code.

> Why does it switch to the PAUSED state? Isn't it only supposed to be 
> loading the content?

The STOPPED state represents when there is no data. There is now data, so 
it is no longer STOPPED. (STOPPED was at one point called NO_MEDIA. Maybe 
we should consider changing it back.)

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