[whatwg] Resurrection of HTML+'s <image> (was: <video> element feedback)
zcorpan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 17:27:49 PDT 2007
On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:42:24 +0100, Nicholas Shanks
<contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:
> I asked for the resurrection of HTML+'s <image>fallback</image>
> element last month.
> The reasons I cited were exactly the same as the reasons being given
> now in favour of the <video> element, however I was told
> (paraphrasing) "Why bother, you can just use <object>" and "That
> would break existing implementations" (though no such implementations
> were cited).
Existing implementations include at least:
* Internet Explorer
The <image> start tag is parsed as if it were <img>, so you would get both
the image and the fallback with HTML+ markup. Existing content rely on
this behaviour, which is why it was added to the Parsing spec (see "A
start tag whose tag name is "image"", and see comment in source).
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