[whatwg] <embed> autoplay element attribute

On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:32:25 -0500, Francis Boumphrey  
<boumphreyfr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why does the (Editor's Draft 4 November 2011) spec not specifically allow
> the 'autoplay' element? It has been supported by most browsers for at  
> least

"autoplay" is only supported depending on the plug-in you load with  
<embed>. Even then, there's nothing special about it and it's just a param  
you pass to a plug-in that supports it. Some other plug-in might use  
"zipzambam" to start playback automatically.

> 10 years, and is specified on the <video> and <audio> elements,

For <video> and <audio>, they always support autoplay via the "autoplay"  
attribute, so it makes sense to specify it for them.


Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 08:05:47 UTC