[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Antti Koivisto antti at apple.com
Mon Jan 28 00:11:17 PST 2008

Hi Charles,

You are correct that the current draft leaves this aspect of the  
controls attribute unspecified. The video implementation available in  
the WebKit nightlies uses overlay controls that fade away during  
playback and don't affect the size of the video box.  I saw a Firefox  
demo of this feature that took similar approach as well.


On Jan 27, 2008, at 14:06, Charles <lists07 at wiltgen.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> Apologies in advance if I've missed these details in the  
> specification.
> The <video> element supports width and height.  Does this include  
> the additional area needed (if necessary) by the controls?  It  
> strikes me that it shouldn't, since it would be odd for the video  
> width and height to change when non-video "decorators" are shown/ 
> hidden.
> I don't see a "standard" controls height and width, which is fine,  
> but will there be read-only attributes for the width, height and  
> position for controls?
> -- Charles

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