[whatwg] Start position of media resources

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 7 18:21:22 PDT 2009

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Note that in the Media Fragment working group even the specification
> > of http://www.example.com/t.mov#time="10s-20s" may mean that only the
> > requested 10s clip is delivered
> Since the part starting with '#' isn't sent as part of the HTTP GET request,
> I'm not sure how this is envisioned to work.
> Is there a change to HTTP planned here?

Presumably one would use byte range requests as if the user had just 
seeked to the given time.

Ideally most videos wouldn't be sent using HTTP but using a more 
appropriate protocol that is designed for sending video; such protocols 
might have dedicated ways of jumping to particular times.

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