[whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Mon Sep 20 18:47:05 PDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Shiv Kumar <skumar at exposureroom.com> wrote:

> Of course we wouldn’t want the user to see the poster during the time it
> takes to switch so we clear value of the poster before doing this, which is
> one of the issues cited in my very first post on this subject.

I don't see why providing a scriptable API to hide the poster image is
better than just having authors use existing APIs to clear the poster

In my mind, “load()” does not imply that the poster should also show. The
> video stream and poster are quite frankly independent of each other. One is
> a video stream and the other is an image.

They are not designed to be independent. If you want them to be independent,
use a real independent image placed over the video.

"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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