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[whatwg] When to stop <video> elements from playing

From: Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 08:34:11 +0200
Message-ID: <001d01c812e3$3ca45d20$4d01010a@IBM42F76C011DF>
The primary purpose of the display attribute is to regulate layout.  That an
element with no display is not visible is only a side effect.  As long as
there is no public standard for sound layout (the composers' and arrangers'
know-how has not permeated to the Web yet and the acronym AUI is not
commonly recognized), applying the display attribute to sound seems to be an
unmotivated extrapolation.
Best regards,
Chris

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of fantasai
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:46 AM
To: robert at ocallahan.org
Cc: WHATWG
Subject: Re: [whatwg] When to stop <video> elements from playing

Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> 
> A related question is whether display:none audio and video elements 
> should produce sound.

No. "display: none" is defined to affect all media, and that certainly
should not change for <audio> and <video>.

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 19 October 2007 23:34:11 UTC

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