[whatwg] Should <video controls> generate click events?
simonp at opera.com
Wed Sep 11 01:48:29 PDT 2013
On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:35:00 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Aug 2013, Rick Waldron wrote:
>> 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)
> It's not documented in the spec, but it seems reasonable.
> On Wed, 21 Aug 2013, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> I think you basically have to assume that if you specify "controls" then
>> the controls may accept clicks anywhere in the video element. There's
>> nothing in the spec to say that the controls must be restricted to a bar
>> of a certain height at the bottom of the element.
> True, but there _is_ something now that says that if the browser
> it the user interacting with a control, that there shouldn't be events
> sent to the page. It's either a control (no events), or an activation
> behaviour (click events, can be canceled by preventDefault()).
Saying that Firefox's "click anywhere to play" isn't a control but rather
activation behavior for the element makes sense. If other browsers want to
implement that behavior, it would be good if the spec called out this
> Should we make this an explicit activation behaviour for the <video>
> element if it has a controls="" attribute?
That might be good so that the behavior is consistent between browsers.
However, I think it should be conditional on whether the controls are
visible rather than whether the controls attribute is present.
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