[whatwg] communicating plugin state (primarily for click-to-play)

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Tue Jun 12 06:31:45 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 1:47 AM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:

> We have had some complaints along the lines you describe, but
> interestingly mostly from web site operators, not from users.  (Users,
> myself included, seem quite happy with the feature.)  One thing we
> recommend is that web site operators give plugins some height and
> width until they're loaded.  That way users have something to click on
> to activate them.

It sounds pretty awkward to show a box representing a scripting plugin that
doesn't interact with the user, and to expect the user to figure it out.

Could the browser switch to an "allow this page to use the MyPlugin plugin?
(yes/no/always)" prompt at the top of the window if it isn't visible on the

Glenn Maynard

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