[whatwg] The embed element

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Apr 26 01:28:25 PDT 2006

Quoting Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> 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 think having <embed> only for plugins doesn't scale. It also doesn't reflect
implementations as they have to support it for SVG for example which some
support natively.

Anne van Kesteren

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