[whatwg] <audio controls>

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 4 19:52:36 PDT 2008

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> Currently the spec doesn't say anything about the rendering of the 
> <audio> element. Webkit makes <audio> without "controls" display:none by 
> default, which seems reasonable, but it would be nice if spec 
> recommended this behaviour. When "controls" is added, the element needs 
> to be visible, so it will need an intrinsic size. Since the spec 
> specifies the intrinsic size for <video>, shouldn't it do so for <audio> 
> as well?

Agreed with all the above. I was hoping to put details about the intrinsic 
size of the controls of audio and video elements into the rendering 
section, based on what browsers implemented. :-) I don't have any opinion 
either way about what it should be. Looks like for video, the trend is to 
use overlaying controls (obviously that won't work for audio).

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