[whatwg] HTML 5 video tag questions

Michael A. Puls II shadow2531 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 01:32:45 PDT 2009

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:23:47 -0400, Michael A. Puls II  
<shadow2531 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:01:26 -0400, Philip Jägenstedt  
> <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
>> Does audio also have fallback content?
> With <audio>, you can set its display to 'none' and the audio will still  
> play. However, if its display is set to 'none' and the element were to  
> fall back to a child object element that loads a plug-in, things  
> wouldn't work because plug-ins don't work with a display of 'none'.
> You would then have to detect that <audio> fell back so you could set  
> its display to "inline-block" for example so the fallback plug-in would  
> actually load. Or, there'd have to be a new css selector to handle this  
> like audio::fallback_state { display: inline-block} or a parent selector  
> on the child object element that was only applied when <audio> fell back  
> to it. Or, the browser would have to make plug-in objects that are  
> descendants of an <audio> element work with a display of 'none'.
> The same applies to <video> if you want to set its display to 'none' and  
> just hear the audio.

I realize that this is also a problem for fallback in browsers that don't  
support <video> and <audio>. So, it's not specific to falling back in  
browser that *do* support them.


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