[whatwg] The embed element
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 25 22:50:37 PDT 2006
On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> The party line has been that the embed element is badly designed and
> evil and needs to be replaced with the object element.
I'll look at your post in more detail at some future point but just as a
heads-up, my current thinking is to include <embed> in HTML5.
Basically I envisage having <embed> being for plugins, <img> being for
bitmap images, and <iframe> being for nested browser views, with <object>
being an element that autodetects whether to use a plugin, display a
bitmap image, or act as a nested browser view based on the content. (For
historical reasons, of course, the elements don't exactly fit this mold,
but it's close enough IMHO.)
I don't envisage keeping <applet> around unless someone can specify it in
enough detail and give a convincing case for its inclusion.
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