[whatwg] When to stop <video> elements from playing
mjs at apple.com
Thu Oct 18 17:37:55 PDT 2007
On Oct 18, 2007, at 3:55 PM, Geoffrey Garen wrote:
>> Suppose a script creates a <video> element, adds it to the
>> document, starts it playing, then removes the element from the
>> document and drops all references to it. When should the element
>> stop playing?
>> -- when the element leaves the document?
> Probably. Since you can't see the video any more, it would be really
> weird to hear audio from it, or waste computer resources on a mute
> and invisible video. Moreover, there's a lot of precedent for DOM
> elements not loading when they're not in the document. This is true
> of iframe, script, img, etc.
However, you'd probably want <audio> elements to be able to play
outside the document.
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