[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 18:21:03 PDT 2008

On 10/16/08, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> Michael A. Puls II wrote:
>> On 10/14/08, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>> To be honest I'm not really convinced we need the looping feature at all.
>>> 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.
>> Whenever I come across an awesome video with an awesome song, I'll
>> loop it for hours. I'll even loop it while I sleep. When it comes to
>> playlists, I loop them too.
> That would be a use case to consider for a browser providing looping
> functionality for the user, possibly activated through the context menu
> or something.  But it is not a use case for providing authors with the
> ability to loop automatically using attributes.

True. As long as the browser provided a way to change (and save the
loop preference) on a per-webapp basis, that would solve my use case.


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