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[whatwg] <embed> autoplay element attribute

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 08:06:35 +0100
Message-ID: <op.v4n3c9lsidj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Wed, 09 Nov 2011 03:32:25 +0100, Francis Boumphrey  
<boumphreyfr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why does the (Editor's Draft 4 November 2011) spec not specifically allow
> the 'autoplay' element?

attribute?

> It has been supported by most browsers for at least
> 10 years, and is specified on the <video> and <audio> elements,
>
> I'm not sure the following does the trick.
>
> "Any namespace-less attribute other than
> name<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/obsolete.html#attr-embed-name>,
> align<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/obsolete.html#attr-embed-align>,
> hspace<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/obsolete.html#attr-embed-hspace>,
> and  
> vspace<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/obsolete.html#attr-embed-vspace>may
> be specified on the
> embed<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/the-embed-element.html#the-embed-element>element,
> so long as its name is
> XML-compatible<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/infrastructure.html#xml-compatible>and
> contains no characters in the range U+0041 to U+005A (LATIN CAPITAL
> LETTER A to LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z). These attributes are then passed as
> parameters to the
> plugin<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec-author-view/infrastructure.html#plugin>
> ."

This is what the attribute does. It's a parameter to the plugin.

> Have I missed some earlier discussion on this?
>
> Frank


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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
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