[whatwg] <model/>: A 3D Equivalent to <img/>

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 12:14:06 PST 2009

Hi Brian,
I quite don't see the point of yet another media element; we've got
enaugh of 'em already. IMO we should recommend only <object>. Weither
it's 1D (eg a song), 2D (eg an image) or 3D (eg a model), visual or
audio and interactive or not is defined by the type attribute. The UA
simply uses the metadata associated with the file. Even if someone
wants to link to some new type of media, he simply registers the media
type at IANA and links to it. No adding elements to the spec needed,
and no HTML 5 spec needs to be written.

If you want new axis and on-the-fly dynamic rotation stuff you should
rather add it to the ECMAScript standard (or ECMAScript bindings to 3D
formats). Send mail to Chronos and/or ECMA. Better 3D styling: send
mail to the CSS WG.

But obviously I'm a guy that thinks that the new media elements (and
<img>) SHOULD NOT be used -- at all.

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