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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 13:03:43 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13276

--- Comment #12 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> 2011-07-18 13:03:43 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (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?

We cannot control what user agents do on their own. User agents will do what
they'll do. Web page authors/developers have had to deal with "creative" user
agents for the last 15 years. 

All we can control in this space is what is included in the W3C HTML5
specification.

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