[whatwg] Timing for the poster image appearing for <video>
philipj at opera.com
Thu Jun 26 18:47:53 PDT 2008
The current spec allows implementing it like this, but I support the
change as it takes away that unnecessary ambiguity.
On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 18:03 -0700, Adele Peterson wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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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