[whatwg] HTML5 Video - Issue and Request for improvment

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Mon Jan 31 04:17:51 PST 2011

On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 09:58:41 +0100, Lubomir Toshev <lubo_toshev at dir.bg>  

> To elaborate a bit, I'm a control developer and I have my own custom
> controls. But we want to allow for the customer to use the default  
> browser
> controls if they want to. This can be done by switching an option in my
> jQuery widget - browserControls - true/false. Or through browser context
> menu shown by default on right click. So I'm trying to be flexible enough
> for the customer.
> I was thinking about this
> 1) that adding a transparent overlay over the browser controls
> Or
> 2) to detect the click position and if it is some pixels away from the
> bottom of the video tag
> will fix this, but every browser has different height for its embedded
> controls and I should hardcode this height in my code, which is just not
> manageable.
> I can always add a limitation when using browser controls, toggle  
> play/pause
> on video area click will be turned off, but I want to achieve similar
> behavior in all the browsers no matter whether they use embedded  
> controls or
> not.
> So I think this tiny click.target thing will be very useful.

See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jun/0395.html

I suggested that the browser would not generate an event at all when using  
the native controls. Seemingly there was no reply to Hixie's request for  
opinion from other implementors.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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