[whatwg] <embed> feedback

Nicholas Shanks contact at nickshanks.com
Thu Jul 24 01:47:09 PDT 2008

On 24 Jul 2008, at 10:12 am, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Sat, 19 Aug 2006, Shadow2531 wrote:
>> If text/plain is sent, I expect it to fail unless you have a text/ 
>> plain
>> plug-in installed. Even then though, the video wouldn't play because
>> it'd be a text/plain plug-in, not a video plug-in.. However, if no  
>> type
>> at all is sent ( like if you're loading a local page that embeds a  
>> local
>> wmv file), then I'd say use the extension as a backup.
> There are a lot of videos sent as text/plain. I'm not sure we can  
> ever get
> around that.

I would really like a browser with preference I can activate that  
turns off all kinds of sniffing and hacks that the browser does to  
support the ‘real internet’ (so, in this case, it would display text).
This would be incredibly useful as a debugging tool when working on  
large web sites that I didn't author.

— Nicholas Shanks.

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