[whatwg] Change request: rules for pixel ratio
philipj at opera.com
Thu Jun 12 02:52:00 PDT 2008
I see that I made a rather serious typo in my original message. I meant
Should this be taken to mean that the pixelratio attribute is defaulted
to 1.0 even for media resources that *DO* self-describe their pixel
Still, my meaning seems to have gotten across and the new phrasing is
On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 09:18 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Philip Jgenstedt wrote:
> > http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#pixelratio
> Incidentally, you may prefer this version of the spec:
> It has a style sheet optimised for this specification instead of using the
> W3C style sheet. (It's otherwise identical.)
> > The pixelratio attribute allows the author to specify the pixel ratio of
> > anamorphic media resources that do not self-describe their pixel ratio.
> > [...] The default value, if the attribute is omitted or cannot be
> > parsed, is 1.0.
> > This seems more than strange. Should this be taken to mean that the
> > pixelratio attribute is defaulted to 1.0 even for media resources that
> >DO NOT self-describe their pixel ratio?
> Yes, but that doesn't mean what you think it means. (I've clarified this
> in the spec.)
> The only way the default is used is in deciding what number to return for
> pixelRatio in the DOM when the content attribute is missing. If the
> content attribute is omitted, then the user agent doesn't adjust the
> intrinsic width of the video at all; the intrinsic dimensions and the
> intrinsic pixel ratio of the video are honoured.
> > It is also worth noting that when the pixel ratio is < 1.0 it will make
> > more sense for the user agent to adjust the height than the width if no
> > width/height attributes have been set. This could be pointed out in the
> > rendering section eventually.
> I've allowed this explicitly now.
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Ralph Giles wrote:
> > Does this mean the implementation must retrieve the self-described pixel
> > aspect ratio from the stream and supply it as part of the DOM?
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Charles wrote:
> > Offhand, I can't think of any use cases where it'd be useful to expose
> > pixel aspect ratio.
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, Philip Jgenstedt wrote:
> > Exposing pixel ratio as readonly float videoPixelRatio in
> > HTMLVideoElement might be a good idea. If the media resource doesn't
> > self-describe its pixel ratio (many formats don't) it should be assumed
> > to be 1.0. I'm not convinced it is necessary as content authors who want
> > to be very explicit will probably set the pixelratio manually. Still, it
> > is trivial to expose and might make life easier for those who want this
> > information for low-level control of the video element size via the DOM.
> I don't see a good reason to expose it, so I haven't added a way to do
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