[whatwg] Any thought on html5 video tag behind squid proxy !!

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 11 17:51:52 PDT 2009

On Fri, 31 Jul 2009, narendra sisodiya wrote:
> most of the traffic of university hostel's and home users goes for 
> streaming media like YouTube. And most of the time we are connected 
> behind proxy for example my institute use squid proxy. But as per my 
> knowledge, squid is not successful to cache the flash based (ex YouTube) 
> video. I do not know the behaviour of html5 video tag but If it is 
> possible to cache such video in proxy then huge bandwidth will be 
> saved!!

As designed, there is no reason the HTML5 <video> element would be 
incompatible with proxies caching content. If caching does not occur, I 
would recommend contacting the Web site's developers (they may be 
disabling caching of video files), the proxy vendor (they may be disabling 
caching of large files or of file fragments), and the browser vendors 
(they may also be disabling caching of large files or of file fragments).

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