[whatwg] <video preload> implementation feedback

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 14 11:32:16 PDT 2012

On Thu, 14 Jun 2012, Simon Pieters wrote:
> It's not more. But it still is. Even though images aren't required to 
> load at all, you still recently changed the way they load to be 
> compatible (http://html5.org/r/7128 ). We should also specify how videos 
> load to be compatible. We can do it now and get everyone to align on a 
> good behavior, or we can wait and do it in a few years when Web content 
> relies on what the market leader does, whether that's good or bad 
> behavior.

I don't understand what behaviour it is that you think we should define. 
As far as I can tell, the spec is as detailed as it can be here given the 
range of possible implementation strategies that we need to allow.

Could you give a concrete example of what you are concerned about?

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