[whatwg] Adding resourceless media to document causes error event
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Feb 23 00:15:28 PST 2009
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Chris Pearce wrote:
> My reading of the spec is that if you have a media element with no src
> attribute or source element children (e.g. <video></video>) and you
> insert it into a document, then the media load() algorithm will be
> implicitly invoked, and because the list of potential media resources is
> empty, that algorithm will immediately fall through to the "failure
> step" (step 12), causing an error progress event to be dispatched to the
> media element.
> My question is:
> Is is really necessary to invoke the load algorithm when adding a media
> element with no src/sources to a document? Doing so just causes an error
> progress event dispatch, and we've not exactly failed to load anything,
> indeed, we've not even tried to load anything in this case.
The load algorithm now explicitly waits in this case.
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