[whatwg] Why does CanvasRenderingContext2D.drawImage not draw a video's poster?

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Tue Aug 14 05:41:04 PDT 2012

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 22:20:09 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer  
<silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why? onmetadataloaded provides a sufficiently stable stuation: either
> the poster img or video frame is then loaded (if @preload is not
> "none") or it's black (if @poster is not set and @preload is "none").

That's not how it's currently specced. Since these events are already  
quite complicated to get right in impl, I'm opposed to making it even more  
complicated without seeing concrete use cases first.

> I don't follow the objections.

We generally don't add stuff without use cases.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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