[whatwg] Markup for external content

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Fri Mar 23 17:19:09 PDT 2007

On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:59:47 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:

>> * <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 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 wasn't about applets that they must die. It was rather about this  
particular markup. And I'm not sure.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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