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[whatwg] Autoplaying media elements not in a document

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:12:15 -0700
Message-ID: <28EF2FAF-CD01-44C3-8284-85AE3CD1BB64@apple.com>
OK, you are right.  If a script wants to annoy me, it can.  And boy, do some web designers not know how annoying that can be :-(

On Oct 18, 2010, at 16:59 , Robert O'Callahan wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM, David Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:
> isn't autoplaying a media element over which the user may well have no control (unless the page offers a script to control it), inappropriate?
>  
> Maybe, but elements not in a document can only be created by script in the first place. If script wants to have a disconnected autoplay element, why not let it? If it wants to be annoying it can just call play().
> 
> Rob
> -- 
> "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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