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[whatwg] <embed> autoplay element attribute

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:05:47 -0500
Message-ID: <op.v4osbxrs1ejg13@vertiform346>
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.

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