[whatwg] Media elements delaying the load event.

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Thu Dec 18 02:25:42 PST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com>wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 14:41 +1300, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> > Currently HTML5 does not require media elements to delay the load
> > event in any way. We certainly don't want to delay the load event
> > until the entire resource has finished loading (as we do for images),
> > but I think it would make sense to delay the load event until media
> > elements that are loading have reached the HAVE_CURRENT_DATA state (or
> > detected an error). This ensures intrinsic sizes are available so the
> > layout can stabilize, it ensures that scripts can access metadata, and
> > it ensures that the video is displaying something (if it's going to).
> Surely the load event should not be sent until the whole resource is
> loaded, otherwise it would clash rather severely with how progress
> events are defined. Is there some problem with holding the load event
> until the time when the resource is actually loaded?

Just to make it clear, I'm talking about media elements delaying the load
event for the enclosing HTML document:

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