[html5] embed vs. object

Chris Cressman chris at chriscressman.com
Sat Sep 11 14:47:02 PDT 2010

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Brenton Strine <whatwg at gmail.com> wrote:
> to be embedding a flash object, which one should I use? Or is the
> point of this that I can now validly use the old style <embed> nested
> in an <object>? (In other words, was <embed> included in HTML5 to save
> us from having to use the Satay method?)

Yes, one of HTML5's design principles is compatibility [1], so <embed>
is now a valid choice for authors.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#compatibility

(Sorry for the duplicate Brenton, I forgot to reply-all)

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