[whatwg] <embed> feedback

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Jul 24 10:28:22 PDT 2008

Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Apparently, the Gecko plug-in folks *still* insist on ignoring objects 
>> with MS-style classids instead of special-casing the common ones and 
>> mapping them to Netscape-style plug-ins or even using the data attribute 
>> if present. Opera at least uses the data attribute. 
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106065#c1 
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46569
> The spec now effectively requires the Mozilla behaviour.

Which behavior, exactly?  There have been at least 4 different behaviors 
in Gecko for <embed> in the last year, and frankly I'd been considering 
special-casing some common classids the way webkit does and removing the 
latest layer of cruft we added to deal with compat issues (the "don't 
use the server type if there is a type attribute that's a supported 
plug-in type" business).  I assume that we're talking about <object> 
here, by the way, not <embed>, since <embed> has no data attribute and 
doesn't use classid.


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