[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed Oct 15 09:59:29 PDT 2008

Played = 0
played = played + 1
loop until played = playcount

That loop makes play count "0" mean "forever".


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Subject: Re: [whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

On Oct 15, 2008, at 8:38 AM, João Eiras wrote:

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

This was exactly my thought.

If playcount="5" causes the video to be played 5 times, what should  
the result of each of these be?


Is there any possible usefulness whatsoever in making playcount="0"  
not play the video at all?  If not, I don't see a good reason not to  
use that to mean infinite looping.

Either that, or some keyword, but I don't know what it should be.   
"infinite" and "forever" come to mind.

Andy Lyttle
whatwg at phroggy.com

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