[whatwg] <embed> autoplay element attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jan 30 14:06:45 PST 2012
On Tue, 8 Nov 2011, Francis Boumphrey wrote:
> Why does the (Editor's Draft 4 November 2011) spec not specifically
> allow the 'autoplay' element? It has been supported by most browsers for
> at least 10 years, and is specified on the <video> and <audio> elements,
I assume you mean the autoplay="" attribute on <embed>.
> I'm not sure the following does the trick.
> "Any namespace-less attribute other than name, align, hspace, and vspace
> may be specified on the embed element, so long as its name is
> XML-compatible and contains no characters in the range U+0041 to U+005A
> (LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A to LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z). These attributes are
> then passed as parameters to the plugin."
> Have I missed some earlier discussion on this?
On Wed, 9 Nov 2011, Simon Pieters wrote:
> This is what the attribute does. It's a parameter to the plugin.
On Wed, 9 Nov 2011, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> "autoplay" is only supported depending on the plug-in you load with
> <embed>. Even then, there's nothing special about it and it's just a
> param you pass to a plug-in that supports it. Some other plug-in might
> use "zipzambam" to start playback automatically.
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