[whatwg] Autoplaying media elements not in a document

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Sun Oct 17 16:26:04 PDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM, timeless <timeless at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:01 AM, Chris Pearce <chris at pearce.org.nz> wrote:
> > Unless there's a good reason not to, and since most browsers have
> > implemented autoplay when not in a document anyway, perhaps we should
> update
> > the spec to match the implemented behaviour?
> Accessibility tools only have access to the document. This means that
> they will not be able to help a user STOP, pause, play, seek a video /
> audio resource.
> This really isn't ok.
> You can pretend DOM Inspector is an accessibility aid if you want to
> experience this.

It sounds like you're arguing that elements not in a document should not
play at all. That is a separate issue, so please raise it yourself if you
think it's important.

"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for
they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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