[whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

Eric Carlson eric.carlson at apple.com
Mon Sep 20 07:04:12 PDT 2010

On Sep 19, 2010, at 3:17 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> Not quite: this is an implementation decision that Webkit-based browsers made. Neither Opera nor Firefox work that way (haven't checked IE yet).
> I agree that this implementation of poster frames is practically useless and it really annoys me as a user. I've been considering registering a bug on Webkit.

On Sep 19, 2010, at 5:50 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Shiv Kumar <skumar at exposureroom.com> wrote:
>> The poster frame should remain visible until the video is played.
> I agree with Silvia, this should be required by the spec.  The
> alternative is clearly wrong.  Someone should also file a bug with
> WebKit to ask them to change.
  Someone might want to try a WebKit nightly build before filing a bug. 

  This was changed in r64884. A poster is displayed until there is a movie frame to display and playback begins or the current time is changed.


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