[whatwg] <embed> autoplay element attribute
Michael A. Puls II
shadow2531 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 08:05:47 PST 2011
On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:32:25 -0500, Francis Boumphrey
<boumphreyfr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why does the (Editor's Draft 4 November 2011) spec not specifically allow
> the 'autoplay' element? It has been supported by most browsers for at
"autoplay" is only supported depending on the plug-in you load with
<embed>. Even then, there's nothing special about it and it's just a param
you pass to a plug-in that supports it. Some other plug-in might use
"zipzambam" to start playback automatically.
> 10 years, and is specified on the <video> and <audio> elements,
For <video> and <audio>, they always support autoplay via the "autoplay"
attribute, so it makes sense to specify it for them.
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