[whatwg] Error in the play() method's algorithm

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Feb 23 00:38:56 PST 2009

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#dom-media-play Step 
> 3.3 says "Otherwise, the media element's readyState attribute has the 
> But this isn't true. It could be HAVE_NOTHING, in fact it will often be 
> HAVE_NOTHING, because if the network state was NETWORK_EMPTY when play() 
> is called, then the load() method will have returned with the readyState 
> set to HAVE_NOTHING.
> I suspect the description of play() needs to be updated to account for 
> the change to make load() asynchronous.

I made this change as part of the recent load algorithm fixes.

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