[whatwg] Should <video controls> generate click events?

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 15:46:27 PDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
> <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > IMHO, the example that Philip provided in http://people.opera.com/~**
> > philipj/click.html <http://people.opera.com/~philipj/click.html> is not
> a
> > realistic example of something a JS dev would do.
> Um, why not?  Clicking on the video to play/pause is a useful
> behavior, which things like the Youtube player do.  Since <video>
> elements don't generally do this, it seems reasonable that an author
> could do pretty much exactly what Philip shows in his demo.

YouTube has their own controls for this, so Philip's example does not apply.

What I'm saying is that the idea that the JS developer controls pause/play
as well as exposes <video controls> is a far-fetched example.


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