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HTML UX for media players and forms

From: Carlo v. Loesch <CvL@msg.symlynX.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 11:01:33 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20210219100133.GA21678@lo.psyced.org>
Dear mailing list administration, please allow this one
time contribution, thank you. Hello, I used to participate
in W3C conferences in the 1995-1999 period. I would like
to suggest two little enhancements which should reduce the
de-facto need to employ Javascript in order to satisfy
user expectations.

1. Form Autosubmit UX

It has become common user expectation that any change to
a form input element is persisted, which factually results
in each element needing a JS hook to trigger a submit to
the server in the background. What about something like
<form submit="automatic"> instead?

2. Media Player UX

In most cases, users expect that if you click on one media
player, any other media player on the page will be paused.
This implies a lot of boilerplate JS for nothing. What
about <meta mediaplay="exclusive" /> instead?

Best regards from Berlin, CvL.

P.S. I am not subscribed to this list, but happily
receiving Cc: mails.

   _//	Carlo v. Loesch
Received on Friday, 19 February 2021 12:40:33 UTC

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