[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed Oct 15 04:06:20 PDT 2008

On Oct 15, 2008, at 03:40, Ian Hickson wrote:

> There is no way to say "loop forever" right now primarily because  
> doing so
> would mean complicating the syntax of the playcount attribute to be  
> not
> just a number. You can work around it with script (just add
> onended="currentTime=0" to the <video> element).
> To be honest I'm not really convinced we need the looping feature at  
> all.
> It seems like we should drop this from the current version. What  
> benefit
> does it bring? Is looping really that common? If we got rid of it we  
> could
> find better ways of picking the start time.

One benefit of getting authors to use a declarative attribute instead  
of a script is that a declarative attribute is easier to greasemonkey  
away if the user seriously doesn't like looping.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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