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Re: [media] adding autoplay requirements to requirements doc

From: Eric Carlson <eric.carlson@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:33:31 -0700
Cc: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <747EBA32-171E-4AA7-872C-976D663C8E9E@apple.com>
To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>

On Apr 20, 2011, at 10:10 AM, Sean Hayes wrote:

> That all makes a certain amount of sense; it would carry a little more weight if there were some language in the spec to the effect that autoplay is a request that the user agent can deny. For example,
> 
> Rather than defining autoplay as:
> " When present, the user agent (as described in the algorithm described herein) will automatically begin playback of the media resource as soon as it can do so without stopping "
> Instead define it along the lines of:
> " When present, the user agent (as described in the algorithm described herein) will; unless a user agent setting has been set indicating that immediate playback is allowed, move the media into a potentially playing but blocked state: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete/video.html#blocked-media-element which is waiting for user interaction  http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete/video.html#paused-for-user-interaction "
> 
  That seems reasonable.

eric
Received on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 17:34:01 UTC

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