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