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

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Tue Aug 20 16:36:10 PDT 2013

> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <
silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > > 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.

I don't understand what's far-fetched about that.  They seem orthogonal to

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:18 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com>wrote:

> Firefox actually implements click-to-play <video> by default. It's
> unfortunate and all <video> interaction projects that I've worked on
> directly or consulted for have been forced to include video surface click
> -> event.preventDefault() calls to stop the behaviour.

It's the behavior users expect when watching videos, which is the case
<video> should optimize for.  If you're doing something else where the user
interacts with the video in other ways, then it's expected that you need to
prevent this behavior explicitly.

Unlike browser controls, this is visible to scripts and something that
affects authors, so this probably should be in the spec if it isn't.

Glenn Maynard

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