[whatwg] Attribute proposal: <video autostart>

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Mon Mar 19 01:15:43 PDT 2007

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 08:17:16 +0100, Sander Tekelenburg <st at isoc.nl> wrote:

>> Therefore (to ease authoring and thus help adoption) I would like to
>> propose a new boolean attribute for <video>: autoplay="autoplay". It's
>> presence would be equivalent to invocing play() on the video ASAP.

> If it's a boolean, why not autoplay="true"? Or if you want to make it  
> easy
> for less-techy authors, just a valueless "autoplay" atribute. (At the  
> very
> least, this sort of thing should be consistent throughout the spec. HTML  
> 4
> and CSS 2 are inconsistent in this area, which makes it too easy for  
> authors
> to make mistakes.)

Automatic behavior in HTML has been traditionally expressed through  
scripting. It's not hard to write a one-line script which automatically  
starts playback, but solutions based on scripting are easier to circumvent  
on the user side (and it's good).

-1 for |autoplay|.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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