[whatwg] <embed> feedback
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Nov 20 15:52:57 PST 2008
On Thu, 20 Nov 2008, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> I hope the rendering part is clarified. Firefox collapses the embed's
> width and height, which, by popularity, kind of makes Opera and Safari's
> behavior unexpected.
Yeah the rendering section is still to be written.
> Here's how I would describe it:
> If you have a plugin that supports loading a resource sent as a mime
> type other than the mime type specified in the type attribute that loads
> the plugin, using the data attribute may produce undesired results. In
> this case, it's better to omit the data attribute and use the <param>
> the plugin looks for to find what resource to load.
> I'm sure you could turn that into something that reads better, but you
> should get the point. Perhaps that belongs in an authoring guide though.
I don't really want to make the conformance of the document depend on the
user's configuration. :-) After all, the author doesn't know what plugins
I agree it might make sense in an authoring guide.
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