[whatwg] Remove addCueRange/removeCueRanges

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Aug 14 23:47:32 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 4:08 AM, Philip Jägenstedt<philipj at opera.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:48:59 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Dr. Markus Walther<walther at svox.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>>> 2009/8/14 Dr. Markus Walther <walther at svox.com>:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> The .start/.end properties were dropped in favor of media fragments,
>>>>>> which the Media Fragments Working Group is producing a spec for.
>>>>> Who decided this? Has this decision been made public on this list?
>>>>>> It will
>>>>>> be something like http://www.example.com/movie.mov#t=12.33,21.16
>>>>> var audioObject = new Audio();
>>>>> audioObject.src
>>>>> ='data:audio/x-wav;base64,UklGRiIAAABXQVZFZm10IBAAAAABAAEAIlYAAESsAAACABAAZGF0Yf7///8AAAAA....';
>>>>> // play entire audio
>>>>> audioObject.play();
>>>>> // play (0.54328,0.72636) media fragment
>>>>> ?????
>>>> Not in this way. In fact, the new way will be much much simpler and
>>>> does not require javascript.
>>> With the code snippet given I was pointing out that it is not obvious
>>> (to me at least) how the proposed media fragment solution covers data
>>> URIs. If it is not meant to cover them, it is limited in a way that the
>>> solution it seeks to replace is not.
>> I see no reason why they should not be applicable to data URIs when it
>> is obvious that the data URI is a media file. This has not yet been
>> discussed, but would be an obvious use case.
>> BTW: Did the start and end attribute implementations that you refer to
>> cover the "data" scheme, too?
> To my knowledge/experience, there is nothing special about data URIs. Any
> differences in how they work with the DOM interface or media fragments are
> more than likely implementation bugs.

The problem is that you can't use fragment identifiers with data-URIs.

For example

data:text/plain,hello world#frag

Represents a text/plain document with the contents:

hello world#frag

It does not represent the 'frag' part of a document with the text 'hello world'.

/ Jonas

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