[whatwg] <video> ... <script> race condition
philipj at opera.com
Tue May 17 02:09:21 PDT 2011
On Tue, 17 May 2011 10:47:02 +0200, Remy Sharp <remy at leftlogic.com> wrote:
> On 17 May 2011, at 09:04, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> Or do you mean a spec bug?
> I meant a spec bug :)
Still, I don't think just advocacy is any kind of solution. Given that you
(the co-author of an HTML5 book) make certain assumptions about the
outcome of this race condition, it's safe to assume that hoards of web
developers will do the same.
To target this specific pattern, one hypothetical solution would be to
special-case the first script that attaches event handlers to a <video>
element. After it has run, all events that were already fired before the
script are fired again. However, this seems awfully messy if the script
also observes readyState or networkState. It might also interfere with
browsers that use scripts behind the scenes to implement the native
Although a kludge, another solution might be to block events from being
fired until x more bytes of the document have been parsed or it has
Any other bad ideas?
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