[whatwg] Test suite: Embedded content
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 28 12:20:31 PST 2005
On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > For <iframe> you want to support all types, and you want to show the
> > contents for all the response codes, but they should show inside the
> > frame regardless of the type.
> Really? Wouldn't it be better to show the fallback content of the
> element? IMHO <iframe> should just be a special case of <object>.
No, <iframe> is a browser window, it has to just be usable as a browser
window. The fallback for <iframe> is only for browsers that don't support
<iframe> at all. It would break the Web to do otherwise.
> > For <embed> you want to show only things that require plugins, and
> > only if they have 200 (or 301-200) responses.
> And what to do with the other things? "image/png" does not really require a
> plugin but UAs will load QuickTime or so.
Let me rephrase. <embed> should use a plugin to display the requested
data. If there is no plugin available, it should display a placeholder,
IIRC. (What exactly a plugin is is not defined by HTML5.)
(Since <embed> wasn't in HTML4 we have to be careful with it, browser
compatibility here is even more important than with other elements.)
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