[whatwg] Attribute proposal: <video autostart>
kornel at osiolki.net
Mon Mar 19 12:38:44 PDT 2007
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 08:15:43 -0000, Alexey Feldgendler
<alexey at feldgendler.ru> wrote:
> 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).
If you intend to use user scripts, you can as well call stop() on
automatically started <video> elements.
> -1 for |autoplay|.
I think it depends on whether <video> will be usable without scripting or
not. If current specification does not intend to require default UI, then
make any difference.
If <video> gets default UI and one could simply use <video src="...">,
then addition of something like
<script>document.getElementById('myvideo').play();</script> would diminish
elegance and simplicity of <video> element.
regards, Kornel Lesinski
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