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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 13:01:37 +0000
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--- Comment #11 from Chris Double <cdouble@mozilla.com> 2011-07-18 13:01:37 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> that a developer or author can also choose to remove playback functionality
> from the context menu in addition to the UI. Or the addition of the playback
> functionality to the context menu should be disabled when the controls
> attribute is not present on the element.

The author still doesn't have total control. Some user agents allow the user to
bring up a list of media on the page. From there the user can control them,
whether or not a controls attribute is present. Some user agents allow a 'web
console' for a page to be displayed allow the user to access the media element
and control it via the DOM. At what point do you choose to stop the user from
controlling the software running on their machine?

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