[whatwg] <video>/<audio> feedback

David Singer singer at apple.com
Fri May 1 08:14:04 PDT 2009

At 11:42  +1000 1/05/09, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>re c):
>It depends on how the UA displays it. If the UA displays the 5s offset
>as the beginning of the video, then the user cannot easily jump to 0s
>offset. I thought this was the whole purpose of the discussion:
>whether we should encourage UAs to display just the addressed segment
>in the timeline (which makes sense for a 5sec extract from a 2 hour
>video) or whether we encourage UAs to display the timeline of the full
>resource only.

I think we came to a slightly more abstract conclusion, that the UA 
focuses the user's initial attention on the indicated fragment.

[And we are silent about how it does that, and also about how easy it 
is to look elsewhere.]

>I only tried to clarify the differences for the UA and
>what the user gets, supporting an earlier suggestion that UAs may want
>to have a means for switching between full timeline and segment
>timeline display. Ultimately, it's a UA problem and not a HTML5

Exactly, agreed.
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.

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