[whatwg] Should <video controls> generate click events?
philipj at opera.com
Wed Sep 11 01:51:44 PDT 2013
On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Simon Pieters <simonp at opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:35:00 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> 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 considers
>> 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.
What does "visible" mean here, is it to handle cases where the UA
force-enables the controls without adding the controls attribute to
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