[whatwg] <video> element proposal

James Justin Harrell herorev at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 28 11:30:46 PST 2007

> Opera has some internal expiremental builds with an implementation of a  
> <video> element. The element exposes a simple API (for the moment) much  
> like the Audio() object:
>    play()
>    pause()
>    stop()

Can't such an API be provided for <object> elements that reference video?

> The idea is that it works like <object> except that it has special <video>  
> semantics much like <img> has image semantics.

What are those semantics? Would interactivity be disabled, like Mozilla is planning to do for SVG
in <img> elements?

> If [...] the resource is not a supported video format [...]
> the user agent must fire an error event on the <video> element
> and if it was still downloading it must abort that process.

What is considered a "video format"? Would Flash or SVG be allowed?

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