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[Bug 13273] Clarify text in media element user interface section

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Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-07-15 17:54:10 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> I don't see any need for clarification - that's exactly what the sentence says,
> clearly and directly.


It is not a behavior web application developers have come to expect: an
attribute is added to an element when scripting is disabled. This is not
according to previous expectation or experience. 

Only Opera actually turns on the UI if scripting is disabled. This would seem
to further support my concern that this behavior just isn't expected. 

I also think the use of "should" is ambiguous. I believe to be effective, it
should be changed to "must", perhaps with a more emphatic sentence structure to
ensure that developers don't have to try the code out in every browser in order
to verify that yes, they did read this sentence correctly.

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