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[Bug 8736] New: Decision to playback for media should be left to the user agent

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:05:49 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8736-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8736

           Summary: Decision to playback for media should be left to the
                    user agent
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/video.html#playing-the-media-
                    resource
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gez.lemon@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-
                    html-a11y@w3.org


The specification states: "If the media element's Document stops being a fully
active document, then the playback will stop until the document is active
again."

This implies that it would not be possible for a user to listen to audio in the
background or take notes about a video in another application while viewing the
video at the same time. Suggest that the decision about what should be done in
this case should be left to the user agent.


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