[whatwg] Video proposals

Gareth Hay gazhay at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 14:24:19 PDT 2007

Huh? Huh? I don't seem to recall stating a preference, just that in  
my opinion you have one or the other, but it's hard to justify both.

So you are advocating the later approach then? dispose of the  
<object> tag and just have
<img><video><sound><flash><script><to infinity and beyond> etc?


On 16 Mar 2007, at 21:16, Benjamin West wrote:

> On 3/16/07, Gareth Hay <gazhay at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This topic is worrying me slightly, as I can only see two possible
>> outcomes :-
>> using <object> for everything,
>>         images  <object type="image/jpeg" data="some.jpg">
>>         video     <object type="application/ogg" data="video.ogg">
>> or defining separate tags for all possible content :-
>> <image>
>> <video>
>> <sound>
>> <etc...>
>> As I can't see how it can be a mix and match of the two approaches.
>> Gareth
> Huh?  <script> isn't going away.  <img> isn't going away.  We've
> already heard feedback that overloading <object> with new behaviours
> is harder than providing specific elements for known use cases.
> Solving specific problems is good.  It's easier for implementors, and
> it's easier for authors.  Why continue to advocate for a general
> approach that is both harder to implement and harder to author, when
> we have a specific use case in hand?
> -Ben

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