[whatwg] Handling of HTTP response codes for <embed>, was: <embed> feedback
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jul 24 01:27:03 PDT 2008
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 7 May 2006, Simon Pieters wrote:
>>> I think for <img> you want to only support image/* types (e.g. not
>>> text/plain or text/html, not sure about image/svg+xml either, since
>>> there is no difference between that and application/xhtml+xml); and
>>> you want to only show them for 200 (or 301-200).
>>> For <embed> you want to show only things that require plugins, and
>>> only if they have 200 (or 301-200) responses.
>> The only browser to my knowledge that only support 200 (or 301-200)
>> responses for <img> and <embed> is IE5/Mac. Safari, Opera, Mozilla and
>> IE all load the resourse for <img> and <embed> regardless of the
>> response. (In the real world it works fine because error responses are
>> normally text/html.)
> This is now what <img> and <embed> say.
That doesn't sound good. Is there any research on for how much of the
consisting content this is needed?
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