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Bug 11243 - we should have a media element best practices section
Summary: we should have a media element best practices section
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-05 22:42 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:16 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description contributor 2010-11-05 22:42:56 UTC

we should have a media element best practices section

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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-11-05 22:46:17 UTC
For example:

 - when you're done with a video, it's good practice to release resources by removing src="" and <source> and calling load().

 - when implementing the 'buffered' API, how precise you are is a quality of implementation issue, but it's better to be conservative than optimistic (i.e. don't say you've buffered everything when you haven't).

 - you can drop buffered data at any time

 - when a media element is removed from a document and not reinserted by the time the event loop spins, it's a good time to release all hardware resources (like video planes, networking, buffer)
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-07 23:28:53 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 3 contributor 2011-01-07 23:30:45 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r5751.
Check-in comment: Add best-practices sections for media elements.
Comment 4 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:16:11 UTC
mass-move component to LC1