[whatwg] When to stop <video> elements from playing

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Fri Oct 19 18:12:18 PDT 2007

On Oct 20, 2007 1:46 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:

> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> > A related question is whether display:none audio and video elements
> > should produce sound.
> No. "display: none" is defined to affect all media, and that certainly
> should not change for <audio> and <video>.

I was sympathetic to that, but it may not compatible with playing elements
that aren't in the document. And Jonas was arguing that it's lower overhead
to not create a presentation for <audio> elements, although I think that's a
very minor issue. I don't recall who else was pushing audibility of
display:none elements.

"Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred
denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back,
so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You
have judged correctly," Jesus said. [Luke 7:41-43]
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