[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Oct 15 08:17:07 PDT 2008

On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 13:06:20 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2008, at 03:40, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> To be honest I'm not really convinced we need the looping feature at  
>> all.

I agree. I never really understood what the use cases were for these  
attributes. I got the impression they were added because of feedback from  
Apple, but the reason was never clear to me.

>> 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.

If this really turns out to be a problem user agents could always add  
measures to prevent playing a video more than once. After all, they are in  
charge of the video stream now with <video>. Authors can merely "try to"  
interact with it.

Anne van Kesteren

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