[whatwg] Restarting the media element resource fetch algorithm after "load" event

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Thu Oct 8 14:19:28 PDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Eric Carlson <eric.carlson at apple.com> wrote:

>   I am not worried about the aesthetics of not having the event.  I am
> somewhat concerned about existing content that uses it (including many of
> the WebKit layout tests :-( ), but I think we will be better off in the long
> run if we get rid of the event and network state now.

Me too. I'm game if you are!

So I propose:
1) Remove the NETWORK_LOADED state and "load" and "loadend" events from
media elements. The resource fetch algorithm simply never transitions from
step 2 to step 3.
2) Modify Gecko and Webkit accordingly.

If we do part 2, which I think is already permitted by the spec, then
authors will stop depending on "load" whether or not we get consensus for
altering the spec.

"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
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