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Re: Firing media events early for throttled downloads

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 21:05:40 -0700
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To: robert@ocallahan.org, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
At 10:44  +1200 8/06/09, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Boris Zbarsky 
><<mailto:bzbarsky@mit.edu>bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
>I think the right message is "in-page media should not autoplay,
>I don't think that's the right message.

nor me.  I think the right message is that UAs should have a 
preference, or some way for the user to indicate, what and whether 
they want auto-played media to auot-play.  "Never', "only visible 
media" (no auto sound effects), "Only if I cam from the same site" (I 
probably clicked on a link requesting media),....whatever settings 
they like.

scripts can be disabled.  so should auto-play be dis-ablable (ugly word!)
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 04:06:29 UTC

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