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

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Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:58:56 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2011-07-15 18:58:56 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> Then there's the issue of a person not wanting the controls, regardless.
> 
> Let's say they have a video they want to autoplay when the page loads. Doesn't
> matter if you agree with this or not, that's what they want. 
> 
> So they remove the controls attribute, but if the user's scripting is disabled,
> the control is added back. They literally have no way of keeping the control
> turned off, because if scripting is disabled, they can't disable the attribute
> _with_ scripting.

Weight that scenario against the scenario the clause is intended to address,
where an author omits @controls because they're planning to use script to
define custom controls.

I think the latter scenario is more likely, and more importantly, more annoying
for the user.

It's also annoying for the user if a video autoplays without controls to stop
it.  So, both scenarios end up being better for the user if the controls are
automatically shown.  The minor benefit to authors doesn't seem to outweigh
this, in my opinion.

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