[whatwg] video tag : loop for ever

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Oct 23 07:41:28 PDT 2008

On Oct 14, 2008, at 5:40 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> There is no way to say "loop forever" right now primarily because  
> doing so
> would mean complicating the syntax of the playcount attribute to be  
> not
> just a number. You can work around it with script (just add
> onended="currentTime=0" to the <video> element).

This would lead to perceptible glitches in looped audio, compared to  
being able to represent the looping to the media framework.

> 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.

For example: I think looped audio would be a common thing for games to  
want to do, and they wouldn't want it to glitch when it loops.


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