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[whatwg] <video> element proposal

From: James Justin Harrell <herorev@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:30:46 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <346741.84526.qm@web50107.mail.yahoo.com>
> Opera has some internal expiremental builds with an implementation of a  
> <video> element. The element exposes a simple API (for the moment) much  
> like the Audio() object:
> 
>    play()
>    pause()
>    stop()

Can't such an API be provided for <object> elements that reference video?

> The idea is that it works like <object> except that it has special <video>  
> semantics much like <img> has image semantics.

What are those semantics? Would interactivity be disabled, like Mozilla is planning to do for SVG
in <img> elements?

> If [...] the resource is not a supported video format [...]
> the user agent must fire an error event on the <video> element
> and if it was still downloading it must abort that process.

What is considered a "video format"? Would Flash or SVG be allowed?
Received on Wednesday, 28 February 2007 11:30:46 UTC

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