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Re: Activation Behavior of video and audio

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 08:33:36 +0200
To: "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uxicia13idj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:16:16 +0200, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, HTML WG-
>
> In looking into "activation behavior" for the DOM3 Events spec, I was  
> reviewing the HTML5 spec.  Currently, the <audio> and <video> elements  
> do not have defined activation behavior.
>
> I suggest that they should, and propose that the activation behavior for  
> <audio> and <video> is to play if the media is currently stopped or  
> paused, and to pause if the media is currently playing.

Why?

The user can pause and play video and audio with the browser's native  
controls, or from the browser's context menu, or from the page's scripted  
controls.

It should be possible to put a <video> inside a link, and then clicking  
the video should just follow the link -- not pause or play the video.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 23 July 2009 06:34:19 UTC

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