06 July 2009

Urgent Action needed - FOSS India

from --
fosscomm mailing list -

Urgent Action needed !!
Here is the 3rd draft of "National Policy on Open Standards for e-Gorvance"

The last date for review comments to be sent is 07 July 2009. Requesting you all to please review the standards document and send in your feedback over the next few days. (the site says the document is closed
for public review, but actually the last date for review comments is July 7, 2009)

Please mail your review comments to - dg at and egov.standards at

Also,there seems to be some last minute drama with some requests going in for 'multiple standards', thus defeating the whole point of this exercise.

Venky Hariharan has articulated well on this issue at -


02 July 2009

html5 video seek bar control in Firefox 3.5

So you want a html5 video tag seek bar control in firefox3.5+ ?
Here is the answer !!

Let support your video tag is like this --

< video id="video_source" src="sound.ogg">
Your browser does not support the video element.

in javscript you can do lot of stuff like

var video = document.getElementById("video_source");; //for play
video.pause(); //for pause
var curr_time = video.currentTime ;// this will give a seek bar time, Or simply elapsed time
//for restarting the video
video.currentTime = 0;

I am also trying to play with controlling other parameters like volume and other things !! Say Tuned !!