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

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Wed Oct 14 03:51:09 PDT 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:08:19 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> Since we're going to contradict the progress events spec anyway, I would
>> suggest dropping all 'loadend' events. They're just not very useful.
> I've left it in the other cases, since, well, Progress Events says to.  
> But
> I'd be happy to drop loadend in all cases (including other Progress  
> Events
> cases) if that makes sense.

> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> We have the same issue, unsurprisingly. Currently our progress events
>> are not very useful because we report the download position (although we
>> do suppress progress events while we read metadata from the end of the
>> file). According to the spec, however, progress events should report the
>> *amount* of data downloaded, not the position within the resource.
>> That's a bit more useful, although it's still unclear what to do when
>> data is discarded from the cache and then re-downloaded.
> Ok, I've switched them back to regular Event events, though using the  
> same
> event names.

We added loadend just to comply with Progress Events. Now that we fire  
simple events instead, please drop loadend again as it serves no purpose  
at all. I doubt any browser has yet shipped an implementation firing  
loadend, correct me if I'm wrong.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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