[whatwg] video background color (Was: Interpretation of video poster attribute)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 8 15:42:26 PDT 2008

On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
> Safari already uses a transparent background by default and to me that 
> doesn't seem like a bad idea -- it may be best to hide small 1px 
> letterboxes due to rounding errors in aspect ratio calculation etc. 
> Setting "background-color:transparent" to override the default black is 
> probably less known to most authors and transparent background is also 
> more in line with most other HTML elements.

Fair enough.

> I would suggest eventually specifying this behavior in the rendering 
> section, unless someone feels that default black letterboxes is very 
> important.

Yes, that's my plan.

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