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

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 08:17:52 PDT 2012

I think this is simply an idea that hasn't been raised before. I like
it. Though even then sometimes there may be nothing when there is no
explicit poster and preload is set to none.


On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Mark Callow <callow_mark at hicorp.co.jp> wrote:
> The spec. for CanvasRenderingContext2D.drawImage says draw nothing when
> a video element's readyState is  HAVE_NOTHING or HAVE_METADATA. I was
> wondering why this was chosen vs. drawing the poster. A search in the
> list archive didn't turn up any discussion or explanation.
> Regards
>     -Mark
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