[whatwg] <video> element proposal

Kornel Lesinski kornel at osiolki.net
Tue Mar 6 15:36:35 PST 2007

On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:11:01 -0000, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org>  

> A good point. I know nothing about extending IE; would it be possible to  
> have an IE addon which implemented support for a <video> tag, or would  
> it need to be a plugin and therefore use <object>-style markup?

A script could easily fake <video> element using dynamically created  
<object>. That's almost what SWFObject/QTObject scripts do now (and that's  
probably de-facto standard for embedding interactive content since Eolas  

I think in that case <video> is safest solution, because this gives acces  
to alternative content (which is broken in IE6's <object>) and allows  
script-controlled plugin detection and workarounds for bugs in  

regards, Kornel Lesiński

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