[whatwg] Markup for external content

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sun Apr 1 01:48:19 PDT 2007

On Sun, 01 Apr 2007 04:29:25 +0200, Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn at ulsberg.no>  
>>> * <applet>: the (old) way of activating Java. Probably must also die,  
>>> though I'm unsure about this one.
>> Why must it die? Browsers have to support it anyway, so documenting it  
>> and letting it pass conformance checking seems sensible.
> I agree to documenting it, but it should definately be deprecated in  
> favour of e.g. <object>.


>> I don't like applets, either. In fact I've never seen a Java applet  
>> that wasn't either useless, better implemented in JavaScript, better  
>> implemented in Flash or better in a window of its own rather than in a  
>> replaced element rectangle. Still, pretending that <applet> doesn't  
>> exist won't make applets disappear. :-(
> It's not about fighting Java on the web, it's about not giving it its  
> own special element, when -- as you point out -- it does exactly the  
> same as Flash does, which doesn't have its own element.

Java already has its own element. Not much chance you can take it away at  
this point.

Anne van Kesteren

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