[whatwg] <embed> feedback

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Thu Jul 24 15:45:44 PDT 2008

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 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.

Another fun fact was that one of the few sites that broke last we were 
mucking around with this was apple.com.

Had we been able to get that changed it's entirely possible that we 
would have been able to remove a few hacks.


/ Jonas

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