[whatwg] Html 5 video element's poster attribute

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 04:50:28 PDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Chris Double <chris.double at double.co.nz>wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Shiv Kumar <skumar at exposureroom.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > No, this won’t work. I don’t want the poster to be shown during a seek so
> > the question of showing it until seek completes is moot.
> I think Chris meant that the poster should remain shown if the user
> chose to seek instead of play  when the video first loads. Showing the
> poster during any other seek wouldn't make sense.
> > So really, what you’re saying is simply forget about using the poster
> > attribute altogether.  Which is exactly what a few others have done
> > including us, so this whole dialog has been futile. In that case you
> don’t
> > need to tihghten up the spec either.
> Unfortunately, as has been pointed out by others, the 'using an image'
> approach becomes problematic when you are using the built in browser
> controls. I like the idea of being able to manually turn on and off
> the poster display.
> Removing the poster attribute is an option to turn the poster off but
> there is no way to turn it back on again.

You just need to remember the value of the poster element before you remove
it - then you can set it back later.

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