[whatwg] cloneNode and HTML elements
philipj at opera.com
Thu Sep 10 00:56:28 PDT 2009
On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 07:26:06 +0200, Robert O'Callahan
<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> If you call cloneNode on a media element, the state of the resulting
> element seems unspecified. Should it be playing the same media resource
> the same current time as the original?
> Similar questions arise when you clone form elements; is the state that's
> not visible in the DOM cloned?
> Who should be responsible for defining this?
In my opinion, expecting the cloned MediaElement to retain all of its
state is more work to implement and not really worth it. I don't know
where it should be defined, but think the best behavior would be to just
clone the content attributes. In other words, you'd get a media element in
state NETWORK_EMPTY/HAVE_NOTHING which would start resource selection when
you insert it into a document.
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