[whatwg] <embed> feedback
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 24 01:54:58 PDT 2008
On Thu, 24 Jul 2008, Nicholas Shanks wrote:
> 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.
Several browsers actually have this feature. I recommend raising thus with
your respective browser vendors. :-)
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