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Re: [whatwg] Should <video controls> generate click events?

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:05:07 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2kPRkvxXb1JasD6TJLUG=r5K=ZR1S3hz08f_N0P32k+Ug@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bob Lund <B.Lund@cablelabs.com>
Cc: WHAT Working Group Mailing List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Bob Lund <B.Lund@cablelabs.com> wrote:

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>
> On 8/20/13 4:46 PM, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Tab Atkins Jr.
> ><jackalmage@gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer
> >> <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > IMHO, the example that Philip provided in http://people.opera.com/~**
> >> > philipj/click.html <http://people.opera.com/~philipj/click.html> is
> >>not
> >> a
> >> > realistic example of something a JS dev would do.
> >>
> >> Um, why not?  Clicking on the video to play/pause is a useful
> >> behavior, which things like the Youtube player do.  Since <video>
> >> elements don't generally do this, it seems reasonable that an author
> >> could do pretty much exactly what Philip shows in his demo.
> >>
> >
> >YouTube has their own controls for this, so Philip's example does not
> >apply.
> >
> >What I'm saying is that the idea that the JS developer controls pause/play
> >as well as exposes <video controls> is a far-fetched example.
>
> What about a Web page that uses JS to control pause/play/etc based on
> external messages, say from a WebSocket? The sender in this case acts as a
> remote control.
>

The patch applies only to the case where the user interacts with
browser-provided controls on the video element. In your case, the JS dev
would probably not use the @controls attribute on the video element, since
the playback controls comes from the remote.

Silvia.
Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 23:05:58 UTC

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