[whatwg] Timing for the poster image appearing for <video>
adele at apple.com
Thu Jun 26 18:03:30 PDT 2008
The spec currently states that the poster image specified in the
poster attribute for <video> can show up either when no video data is
available or when a video element is paused and the current playback
position is the first frame of video.
The second situation seems like it would allow the poster image to be
displayed when a user rewinds the video back to the beginning while
paused. I think it would make more sense to just allow the poster
image to be displayed if the readyState is less than CAN_PLAY, instead
of considering the paused state. The paused state will always be true
when the readyState is less than CAN_PLAY, but with this rule, the
poster image won't randomly show up in other situations where the
video is paused and you're at the beginning.
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