[whatwg] Timestamp from video source in order to sync (e.g. expose OGG timestamp to javascript)

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 00:44:30 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 May 2010, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
> >
> > I think we both agree but aren't understanding each other very well, or
> I'm
> > not thinking very clearly. People will write players assuming that
> currentTime
> > starts at 0 and ends at duration. If this is not the case they will
> break, so
> > an API which makes this not be the case in very few cases isn't very
> nice.
> Agreed. I've made the API clearly say that "duration" is the time at the
> end, even in the case where the start is not actually zero, to sidestep
> this issue somewhat. (The start will almost always be zero, so the
> slightly misleading name seems like a non-issue.)

It's a shame we are using the word "duration" instead of the more
appropriate word "endTime" for this. Would it be too difficult to change it
at this time?

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