[whatwg] <embed> feedback
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Jul 24 11:40:25 PDT 2008
Non sequitur now that we have allowed expando data attributes on anything,
An OBJECT element need not be visible; in Microsoft parlance, can be an
application that defragments your hard drive upon request or enables you
manage the page with a Perl script; I would not expect an EMBED element to
Note that I understand Ian's points and I am not arguing. I only want you
to understand what I meant the other time.
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
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Subject: [whatwg] <embed> feedback
On Wed, 13 Jun 2007, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> The embed element should be deprecated because of the expando feature
> that makes it so special.
I don't understand the "because" here. This seems like a non-seqitur.
> I understand that having both embed and object can capture some semantic
> differences where "embed" means "display" and "object" means "run" but
> breaking the fixed interface rule weighs more than introducing this
> distinction IMHO.
I don't understand.
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