[whatwg] Limiting the amount of downloaded but not watched video
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Tue Jan 18 11:09:09 PST 2011
On 1/18/11 2:01 PM, Zachary Ozer wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Boris Zbarsky<bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
>> On 1/18/11 12:11 PM, Zachary Ozer wrote:
>>> note: I also haven't found a browser that stops loading the resource
>>> even if you destroy the video tag.)
>> "destroy" in what sense? You verified in a debugger that it had been
>> garbage collected?
> I'm doing document.body.removeChild. Is there a better way to do it?
Not really, no. Once you remove it, even if there is nothing
referencing it anymore (which may or may not be the case depending on
what other code is running on the page), it still won't be destroyed
until the next time garbage collection happens. In the case of garbage
collectors that can do different levels of collection (generational,
etc), it won't be destroyed until whatever level is needed to destroy it
In general, depending on finalizers to release resources (which is
what's happening here) is not really a workable setup. Maybe we need an
api to explicitly release the data on an audio/video tag?
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