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[Bug 13333] audio, video (and source) elements require param children or equivalent

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Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> changed:

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--- Comment #12 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-07-25 09:53:02 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> in order to effectively use video/audio elements in practice, an equivalent,
> extensibility mechanism such as param is required to communicate to the UA
> parameters that are not presently defined by video/audio element attributes;

If there are use cases, why not just define new attributes?

> the purpose of this bug report is to record and prompt action on the asymmetry
> that has developed between object and audio/video with respect to parameter
> extensibility support; if object supports this mechanism, then audio/video
> needs to as well, if for no other reason, to facilitate a transition from use
> of object to use of audio/video;

<object> is not exactly a good role model here. <object> takes arbitrary
parameters because it allows for arbitrary plugins. <video>, on the other hand,
does only one thing, so there should be no fuzziness about what attributes are
needed.

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