[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

João Eiras joao.eiras at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 08:38:50 PDT 2008

Why not just assuming that playcount="0" means loops forever ?

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
> 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
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>

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