[whatwg] When to stop <video> elements from playing

The primary purpose of the display attribute is to regulate layout.  That an
element with no display is not visible is only a side effect.  As long as
there is no public standard for sound layout (the composers' and arrangers'
know-how has not permeated to the Web yet and the acronym AUI is not
commonly recognized), applying the display attribute to sound seems to be an
unmotivated extrapolation.
Best regards,

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Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:46 AM
To: robert at ocallahan.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] When to stop <video> elements from playing

Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> A related question is whether display:none audio and video elements 
> should produce sound.

No. "display: none" is defined to affect all media, and that certainly
should not change for <audio> and <video>.


Received on Friday, 19 October 2007 23:34:11 UTC