[whatwg] Volume and Mute feedback on <video>

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 17:27:18 PDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 7:14 AM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:

> Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> schrieb am Sat, 21 Aug 2010
> 16:28:07 +1000:
> > Another example is a Web page that has music playing back as constant
> > background, but allows you to click on talks (e.g. a list of
> > presentations) and the presentation will play in parallel to the
> > music. You'd want the music always to play back more quietly, so
> > setting an initial @volume on the <audio> element would totally make
> > sense. It's very much parallel to what @opacity means to visual
> > content.
> Wouldn't that be a presentational issue then?

I suppose you could throw it into CSS, but we haven't created any
audio-related properties in CSS yet and I am not sure we should. It would be
much easier to just expose @volume as a content attribute on audio and

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