[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Antti Koivisto antti at apple.com
Mon Jan 28 14:34:00 PST 2008

On 28.1.2008, at 13:51, Charles wrote:

> Antti,
> 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  
> QuickTime,
> Windows Media/Silverlight, Flash, etc.?
> If users do show the <video> element's controls, are the plug-in's  
> native
> controls shown?  And when that happens, does the <video> element's  
> height
> attribute then change if though the video's actual height hasn't  
> changed?

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  
> temporarily
> hide controls (or make sure they're already hidden) before getting its
> height?
> -- Charles

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