[whatwg] How not to fix HTML
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 30 13:01:47 PST 2006
On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Joao Eiras wrote:
> > >
> > > Browsers will continue to suport embed, but the recomendations
> > > shouldn't.
> > Why not?
> Embed doesn't provide a fallback mechanism, and mixing parameters to the
> plugin, and attributes can be error prone, depending on the plugin,
> while object makes use of param.
Sure but, everyone uses <embed>, and <object> doesn't (in practice) work
that well really. Also, <object> is overloaded to do things like IFrames,
and images, and plugins... having <embed> just for plugins would make it
like <img> and <iframe>, the simple <object> for plugins.
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