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Re: [media] adding autoplay requirements to requirements doc

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:11:45 +0200
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
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On Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:08:09 +0200, Silvia Pfeiffer  
<silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>  
> wrote:

>> If it's a problem that media starts playing without user consent then  
>> it's
>> not enough to disable autoplay, as there will certainly be sites that  
>> use
>> scripts to start playing.
>
> Yes, we agreed on that, too. But we didn't see a way to catch the
> script-created autoplays in a simple and reliable way.

The browser inevitably has to know when a video should start playing. At  
that point, one could simply not play until an asynchronous confirmation  
has been given, similar to how pop-up blockers work.

-- 
Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 11:12:15 UTC

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