Bug 18788 - <video> Allow downloads to continue after user navigates away from the page
Summary: <video> Allow downloads to continue after user navigates away from the page
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: Unsorted
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: contributor
URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/...
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-06 08:25 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2013-02-12 22:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description contributor 2012-09-06 08:25:01 UTC
Specification: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-video-element.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#concept-media-load-resource
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#concept-media-load-resource

Navigating shouldn't fire abort: "The fetching process is aborted by the user,
e.g. because the user navigated the browsing context to another page" - I
think navigating shouldn't invoke the abort steps, since if the user navigates
back, the download should continue. Aborting means that the user needs to
reload the whole page to see the video.

Posted from: by simonp@opera.com
User agent: Opera/9.80 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7.4; U; en) Presto/2.10.289 Version/12.02
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-09-18 23:55:26 UTC
Do you have any tests for this?
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-10-29 23:51:15 UTC
zcorpan: ping
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2012-11-30 22:40:00 UTC
I suppose we could do something like stall the element or something...
Comment 5 contributor 2013-02-12 22:50:54 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r7721.
Check-in comment: Allow browsers to act like video stalled during navigation, rather than aborted.