[whatwg] Assigning media resources represented as DOM objects to a media element

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Thu Jan 24 02:49:45 PST 2013

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 9:44 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:19 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
> > I think this would be a worthwhile addition to the Web platform.
> It's somewhat ironic this happened, especially with Mozilla leading! I
> advocated this approach from the start:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/1515.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/1576.html

Heh. I apologize on Jonas' behalf :-).

However, using "srcObject" instead of overloading the "src" attribute is a
significant difference. We had been overloading the src attribute but Adam
Barth talked me out of it :-). (See "MediaStreams and src attributes" on

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