[whatwg] Autoplaying media elements not in a document

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Mon Oct 18 16:59:17 PDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM, David Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:

> isn't autoplaying a media element over which the user may well have no
> control (unless the page offers a script to control it), inappropriate?

Maybe, but elements not in a document can only be created by script in the
first place. If script wants to have a disconnected autoplay element, why
not let it? If it wants to be annoying it can just call play().

"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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