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[Bug 13276] Not allowing author or developer to have absolute control over media playback

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Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:52:23 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-07-18 11:52:22 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> What's the concrete suggestion? To add a nocontrols="" attribute to prevent
> browsers from exposing any UI, even in context menus? You can instead just
> prevent the context menu from appearing at all, using a variety of tricks.
> Regardless of what is done, you can always write an extension to re-enable the
> browser-native UI, so I'm not sure what the point is.

I believe I made two concrete suggestions in my initial bug report. 

Suggestion 1: allow controls to have multiple settings, one of which is to
remove the controls completely. And that the web page author/developer really
means it: remove it completely. 

Suggestion 2: that when the author or developer does not provide the controls
attribute, all of the media controls are removed or disabled. The UI is
removed, the context menu options are disabled. 

There is no viable technical reason not to give the web page author/developer
this level of control over the media elements. I have shown that there is a
viable technical reason to ensure they have this level of control over the
media elements.

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