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Bug 12483 - No provision for allowing the UA to remember muted state of videos
Summary: No provision for allowing the UA to remember muted state of videos
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-13 08:31 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:01 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description contributor 2011-04-13 08:31:16 UTC

No provision for allowing the UA to remember muted state of videos

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User agent: Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.8.131 Version/11.10
Comment 1 Philip J├Ągenstedt 2011-04-13 08:33:05 UTC
In Hixie argues that UA's should be able to remember the muted state of videos.

However, the spec does not appear to allow for a user to unmute a video that was muted using <video muted> and have that setting be remembered. Nor is it possible to set a site pref for all videos on a site to be unmuted at volume 0.5 by default. In both cases, the reason is the phrase "When a media element is created, if it has a muted attribute specified, the user agent must set the muted IDL attribute to true, overriding any user preference."
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-07-14 23:32:55 UTC
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change

The whole point of muted="" is to override user preference. If you want to honour user preferences, don't use muted="".
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:01:58 UTC
mass-moved component to LC1