[whatwg] Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Mar 21 18:41:23 PDT 2007

On Thu, 22 Mar 2007, Ian Hickson wrote:
> * The "mute" feature is IMHO better left at the UI level, with the API 
>   only having a single volume attribute. This is because there are 
>   multiple ways to implement muting, and it seems better to not bias the 
>   API towards a particular method.
>   (I've seen three major muting interfaces: a mute button that sets a 
>   temporary override which is independent of volume, a mute button that
>   simply sets the volume to zero, and a -20dB button that you hit two or 
>   three times to get to 0.)
>   Having said that, without a mute API, the UA and the author UI can't 
>   stay synchronised with respect to mute state.

It was pointed out to me that the above reasoning was weak. I've added 
'muted' to the spec.

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