[whatwg] Proposal: <intent> tag for Web Intents API

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Wed Jan 25 17:14:27 PST 2012

On 1/25/2012 5:06 PM, Paul Kinlan wrote:
> [Merging the digest reply from Charles]

Thanks, sorry about breaking the subject line.

For others: this mini thread is in relation to <intent><script 
src=""></script></intent> behavior.

> I would prefer to treat it like a embedded content element [1] and
> have the intent spec define how fallback content should be presented
> and parsed - so we would define that<script>  is ignored in a
> conforming UA.  In our case we would want to work like the video
> element [2] with the added script restriction.
> Is this a completely abhorent solution?

Yes, that's completely abhorrent.

Remember, <video> uses new tags, like <source>, so it can get away with 
such trickery.
<script>, like the <img> tag, is old magic. We would have to change the 
HTML parser or otherwise alter DOM semantics to make it work.

Image content and script content in the dom, with a src attribute, will 
be loaded regardless of tags, with the exception of noscript.
<video><img src="content.jpg" /></video> -- that'll still load the 
image, though it won't display it.


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