[whatwg] autobuffer on "new Audio" objects

Adam Shannon ashannon1000 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 18:01:52 PDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Adam Shannon <ashannon1000 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> What about slower, public, or WIFI connections that can't support 5 people
>> going to yahoo.com and having audio of interviews load?  Yahoo would
>> think that everyone would want to listen to at least the first ~15-30
>> seconds.
> What about them? I'm not sure what your point is.

There already low bandwidth would be crippled more than it already is. (By
loading audio files.

> I think we expect "new Audio" to be used for scripted playing of sounds,
> not to create in-page audio elements.

If that is the purpose for the <audio> element then it may be missing out,
 I would love support for in-page audio, it could be used for podcasts,
radio, interviews, ect...

> Rob
> --
> "He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
> the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
> healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
> own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
> 53:5-6]

- Adam Shannon ( http://ashannon.us )
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