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Re: Firing media events early for throttled downloads

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 01:35:13 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600906060635y660f737y615daad301cd33f9@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 11:08 AM, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> wrote:

> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > we have an explicit "autoplay" attribute which we should
> > be encouraging authors to use instead.
>
> Whilst this may be a better programmatic way of firing a media stream, I
> would suggest that "autoplay" be specifically *discouraged* in all
> documentation, as it conflicts with AT that requires audio output (screen
> readers).


ATs should just be able to prevent autoplay, or delay it, or whatever. In
fact in Firefox we have a hidden pref to disable autoplay. There is no need
to disrecommend use of autoplay by authors.

Rob
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