[whatwg] Remove addCueRange/removeCueRanges

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 17:37:01 PDT 2009

Hi Markus,

2009/8/13 Dr. Markus Walther <walther at svox.com>:
> please note that with cue ranges removed, the last HTML 5 method to
> perform audio subinterval selection is gone.

Not quite. You can always use the video.currentTime property in a
javascript to directly jump to a time offset in a video. And in your
javascript you can check this property until it arrives at your
determined end time. So, there is a way to do this even now.

I agree that this is rather crude and not integrated, which is why I
am working on a callback addition to the itext specification. However,
the situation is not as bad as you may think.

Also, I don't think keeping the cueRange specification in the spec
will change the current situation with browser vendors not
implementing it. So, your needs won't be satisfied no matter whether
it says or not.

We could decide to keep the cueRange proposal in the spec as a
reminder that there is still a problem to be solved. However, since we
have removed such "reminders" elsewhere in the spec (e.g. the need for
a baseline codec), it doesn't seem to make much sense to me to keep it
as a reminder.

Just my 2c. :-)


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