[whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

James May whatwg at fowlsmurf.net
Mon Sep 20 00:04:28 PDT 2010

On 20 September 2010 16:17, Roger Hågensen <rescator at emsai.net> wrote:

>  On 2010-09-20 05:27, Chris Pearce wrote:
> Right, so you want to be able to toggle the poster back on (when the media
> is paused or ended) but after playback has started.
> I wonder if these are separate use cases, e.g. whether users would want to
> display a different image from the poster image in these cases. i.e. I
> wonder if we need to provide an attribute to specify an image to display
> when paused and another new attribute for an image to display when playback
> has ended. I wonder if that's overkill through.
> No no no! Read my previous post why a "paused poster" is bad idea unless
> done exactly as I suggested there.
> A "paused poster" should under no circumstance "steal" the paused frame,
> the user may actually want to look closer at the pause frame, if a "paused
> poster" force itself to be displayed the user will be pretty pissed. (I
> certainly would be)
> The video streaming service Voddler is an annoying example of this, pause
> the movie in their player and an ad is shown, although I understand why they
> wish to show an ad, it does makes it impossible to pause and look at the
> still frame of the video.
> --
> Roger "Rescator" Hågensen.
> Freelancer - http://EmSai.net/
If it's done in markup it's easier to override...

Forcing authors to use script for simple things like this just makes life
harder for everyone.
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