[whatwg] <video> element feedback

Robert Brodrecht whatwg at robertdot.org
Tue Mar 20 16:57:12 PDT 2007

Christoph Päper said:
> Maybe it is a stupid idea, but is something like the following
> imaginable to make a XHTML5 browser display inline video with a basic
> UI without the need for scripting?
>    <form method="MEDIA">
>      <video src="pretty.ogg"/>
>      <button type="play"/>
>    </form>

I was somewhat concerned with the script-only controls.  Your's is a neat
approach if you wanted a custom, scriptless UI for the element and I think
it may be a good idea to have scriptless UI controls.  I don't know what
people would say about the form as "extra code" on the minimalistic

That said, if the video controls are built in via a fade-in menu like
iTunes video or (if they must) via a right-click menu, I think I could
live without scriptless UI controls.  They'd be nice, though.

Robert <http://robertdot.org>

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