[whatwg] Some <video> questions
antti at apple.com
Mon Jan 28 14:34:00 PST 2008
On 28.1.2008, at 13:51, Charles wrote:
> Thanks for the response.
>> 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.
> Does WebKit do this whether the plug-in handling the format is
> Windows Media/Silverlight, Flash, etc.?
> If users do show the <video> element's controls, are the plug-in's
> controls shown? And when that happens, does the <video> element's
> attribute then change if though the video's actual height hasn't
The <video> element offers an interface to the native media playback
capabilities of the platform. It is not a plug-in mechanism and it is
not suitable for embedding things like Flash or Silverlight. There are
existing mechanisms for that.
Since there is no plug-in the concept of "plug-in's native controls"
is not really applicable.
> If that's the case, is the expectation that authors will need to
> hide controls (or make sure they're already hidden) before getting its
> -- Charles
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