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Discourage use of 'autoplay'. (credit: jf) (whatwg r3344)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:49:59 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090701015000.468402BBEE@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Discourage use of 'autoplay'. (credit: jf) (whatwg r3344)


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--- Overview.html	1 Jul 2009 01:43:48 -0000	1.2482
+++ Overview.html	1 Jul 2009 01:49:41 -0000	1.2483
@@ -18585,7 +18585,12 @@
   user agent <span class="impl">(as described in the algorithm
   described herein)</span> will automatically begin playback of the
   <a href="#media-resource">media resource</a> as soon as it can do so without
-  stopping.<div class="impl">
+  stopping.<p class="note">Authors are urged to use the <code title="attr-media-autoplay"><a href="#attr-media-autoplay">autoplay</a></code> attribute rather than
+  using script to trigger automatic playback, as this allows the user
+  to override the automatic playback when it is not desired, e.g. when
+  using a screen reader. Authors are also encouraged to consider not
+  using the automatic playback behavior at all, and instead to let the
+  user agent wait for the user to start playback explicitly.<div class="impl">
   <p>The <dfn id="dom-media-autoplay" title="dom-media-autoplay"><code>autoplay</code></dfn>
   DOM attribute must <a href="#reflect">reflect</a> the content attribute of the
@@ -65546,6 +65551,7 @@
   John Bussjaeger,
   John Carpenter,
   John Fallows,
+  John Foliot,
   John Harding,
   John Keiser,
   John-Mark Bell,
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