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Re: [whatwg] Feature Request: Media Elements as Targets for Links

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:37:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1212180008380.20758@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Sat, 24 Nov 2012, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> Use Case Description:
>   Linking to specific fragments of media is possible via media fragment
>   URIs [1]. However, it is not possible to apply a link to embedded
>   media declaratively, for example to link to a specific point in time
>   for a media element on a page.
>   [1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/media-frags/>

Basically, you're saying you have a Web page with a single "major" <video> 
or <audio> element in it, e.g. the YouTube watch page, and you want to be 
able to link to that page with a fragment identifier that causes the video 
to start playing at a particular time, without any scripts involved?

Or is this just an internal-to-the-page thing? As in, you want to be able 
to, from within a page, cause a media element to seek to a specific time, 
in response to user interaction, without script?

Or is relying on scripting ok?

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