[whatwg] Start position of media resources

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 03:08:59 PDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Chris Double <chris.double at double.co.nz> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 9:40 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If we want to display that there
>> is some more context around the video, we should display the offset
>> time. I personally would prefer the latter option, since it relates
>> directly with the original resource.
> This is what Firefox does at the moment for oggz-chop generated videos
> which have these non-zero start times. The issue was brought to my
> attention by a user that compared it to Safari using the XiphQT
> plugin. In that case the time offset starts at zero apparently.
> Possibly a difference in how XiphQT reports the time from the file.

Must be a bug in XiphQT.

>> I doubt though we need another attribute on the element - the
>> information is stored in the src URL, so should be retrieved from
>> there IMHO.
> In this case it is not stored in the src URL in a way the author of
> the document can retrieve. An oggz-chopped file can be copied and
> served with a normal filename for example. The time is embedded in the
> Ogg file. There is no way for the author to retrieve it. Hence the
> need for an attribute.

Ah, yes, in this case it can only come from the file directly into a
DOM property. I see. I agree, there is a need for an explicit


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