[whatwg] suggestion for HTML5 spec

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 2 17:53:49 PDT 2010

On Sat, 1 May 2010, ryan14 at mail.com wrote:
> My suggestion for the HTML5 spec is that the video tag should have a 
> feature that can enable GPU acceleration on a user's graphics card, so 
> it will take some stress off the CPU.
> Do you like my suggestion?

Why would a user ever want anyone to disable their GPU acceleration?

On Sun, 2 May 2010, Simon Fraser wrote:
> The only reason I can think of why this should be exposed to web authors 
> is if a browser is unable to use GPU accelerated for video without side 
> effects (like always rendering on top of the rest of the content). Such 
> an option would be similar to the "wmode" param on plugins, which is a 
> huge mess, and should be avoided at all costs. One of the benefits of 
> video being a real HTML element is that it respects CSS properties like 
> any other element.

Indeed, it seems like we'd just want this to be automatic.

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