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Re: The ability to turn off animations in browsers

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:07:47 +0100
Message-ID: <51B83A63.5030207@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
So, now that we've had a go at venting about "web designers" who use all 
our CPU for animations and scripts, and advertisers for pushing wasteful 
video our way (not just in the browser, but also in unrelated 
technologies like Skype's native client) - and I'm surprised the old 
"dark websites use less power on my CRT than bright websites" - the more 
fundamental question:

Why is this being discussed on www-html? Are we proposing some change to 
HTML that will solve these issues?

If we're saying "we'd like a setting in browsers that allows users to 
suppress animations, scripts running in the background, video/audio 
content autostarting, etc" then should this kind of request not be 
directed at individual browser manufacturers? Or is there some new 
element/meta/HTTP-header we're trying to come up with here?

Patrick H. Lauke
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