[whatwg] Video proposals

Andrew Sidwell takkaria at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 14:48:44 PDT 2007

Gareth Hay wrote:
> 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?

<object> is pretty much now for browser plugins.  <video> is for native
video, <img> is for native images.  <flash> would be a poor choice of
something to put in a spec, simply because its use case is already
handled by <object>.  Pragmatically, there's no problem, especially with
the flawed handling of <object> out there.

Andrew Sidwell

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