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[whatwg] I have feature requests for <video> and <audio> tags.

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:58:28 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh97W+MkX2Um6QYn_oexUQA7DHYKk3LSHehDJTWTSiRsjA@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:

> For 1), most users don't know there is such a thing as user's default
> volume.
> Even I don't know where to find that setting in firefox or chrome.
> It seems to be a hidden configuration.
> Plus, some audio files are too loud at 100% which is the default volume for
> most users.
> Since uploaders know the proper initial volume, they should be able to set
> the initial volume even without javascript.

Authors don't know how loud users want content to be.  If UI isn't
discoverable enough, the solution isn't to make every single author try to
work around it individually by overriding user settings.

Maybe there are valid use cases for exposing a volume attribute, but I
don't think this is one.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:58:28 UTC

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