[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Eric Carlson eric.carlson at apple.com
Wed Oct 15 20:03:31 PDT 2008

On Oct 15, 2008, at 3:52 PM, Chris Double wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren  
> <annevk at opera.com> wrote:
>> That's not the question. The question is whether the looping  
>> attributes are
>> needed at all. It seems that there's some desire for simple  
>> looping, e.g.
>> background sounds. That does not require the five attributes the
>> specification currently provides though. Rather, it requires one  
>> simple
>> boolean attribute.
> I agree. I think the simple boolean attribute seems clearer and more
> useful. Which attributes exactly are being considered for removal? I'm
> assuming these ones:
>  playCount
>  loopStart
>  loopEnd
>  currentLoop
> start and end would remain, yes?
   After thinking about this, I'm not sure that limiting playback to a  
section of a media file will be used very often. A developer can  
easily script the same functionality as long as they don't use the  
default controller, so it seems to me that attributes for this aren't  


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