[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Oct 16 13:32:09 PDT 2008

Eric Carlson wrote:
>   As we discussed on IRC today, I think a valid use case for looping is 
> background audio. It is possible to implement looping from script, but 
> as someone else in this thread commented, it will be very difficult to 
> do cleanly (eg. without artifacts).

If this was done as some sort of background music for a game, then 
that's reasonable.  There are many games that play annoyingly repetitive 

>   Having said that, I don't think that "loopstart" and "loopend" will be 
> used frequently enough justify inclusion in the (first version of the) 
> spec.


I think it's worth nothing that, according to Mozilla's documentation, 
the <bgsound> element uses a loop attribute uses a loop attribute that 
takes a number or the keyword "infinite".  The documentation for IE on 
MSDN is, however, quite vague about what values the attribute accepts.


Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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