[whatwg] <embed> feedback
Michael A. Puls II
shadow2531 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 16:03:11 PST 2008
On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:52:57 -0500, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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
> are available.
> I agree it might make sense in an authoring guide.
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