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

Justin Dolske dolske at mozilla.com
Tue Aug 20 22:18:34 PDT 2013

On 8/20/13 8:13 PM, Rick Waldron wrote:

>> Just to be clear, we only do click-to-play when the "controls" attribute
>> is set. So if that's causing problems for you, I guess you want most of our
>> built-in controls but not all of them?
> Yes, but It hasn't been a problem since the preventDefault() bug was fixed
> ;)

(FTR, this is talking about 

> Also, at the time, the surface click to play was non-standard and
> incredibly annoying because it just "showed up" as someone's pet feature in
> Firefox. (I'm still not sure if it's a "standard" feature, I can't find
> anything in the spec about it, but I could've just missed it)

That's hardly a fair characterization. Many (if not most) other 
web-based video players work this way, and it's what people expect. This 
was even noted as an "already widely-used video interaction" when the 
bug to implement it was filed way back in 2009 (bug 518008).


More information about the whatwg mailing list