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#8222 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened February 09, 2011 03:20PM UTC

Closed February 09, 2011 03:50PM UTC

Last modified February 09, 2011 04:11PM UTC

Double Asset Request for Video Tag

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Priority: low Milestone:
Component: manipulation Version: 1.5
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I've only tested this in Chrome 9, but here are the steps to reproduce:

1. create an empty HTML document, embedding jQuery (I've tried this with 1.4.3 and 1.5

2. create a video tag string, wrap it with jQuery (ex: var vidtag = $('<video controls="true"><source src="myvideo.mp4"></video>');)

3. open the networking tools to see the files that chrome is requesting. myvideo.mp4 is requested twice.

Chrome is already relatively unstable when it comes to HTTPStreaming, this seems to be the straw that broke the camel's back. Doing a double request like this seems to lock up Chrome more often than not for me in my situation.

This problem seems unique to jQuery - setting the innerHTML of a div to the video tag without jQuery doesn't perform a double request, and of course neither does just having a video tag already on the page

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Changed February 09, 2011 03:32PM UTC by jitter comment:1

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status: newpending

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Changed February 09, 2011 03:45PM UTC by anonymous comment:2

JSFiddle (hope I did this right, I've never used it)

Changed February 09, 2011 03:50PM UTC by rwaldron comment:3

component: unfiledmanipulation
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → wontfix
status: pendingclosed

Changed February 09, 2011 04:11PM UTC by anonymous comment:4

Thanks very much - that worked great. I'm newish to jQuery, so if that's the correct usage to instantiate a tag like this, awesome.

Unfortunately, the code instantiation code isn't mine, but is from the HTML5 branch of the Open Video Player project.

I'll see if I can make a similar bug report to them.