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Re: IE's AND EVERYONE ELSE'S object implementation problems (was RE: Baby Steps or Backwards Steps?)

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:19:09 -0400
Message-ID: <6b9c91b20708211719j21d8ec29r74731c001be590e8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Robert Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>
On 8/21/07, Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com> wrote:
>
> On Aug 21, 2007, at 6:43 PM, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
>
> > On 8/21/07, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 2007-08-21 09:08 -0500, Robert Burns wrote:
> >>>  • Mozilla (2.0.0.6): Still images work fine: both small and large.
> >>> Time-based media does not load except for the audio track, which
> >>> plays automatically on load.
> >>
> >> Object handling has been significantly rewritten on the trunk.  Try
> >> the latest Gran Paradiso alpha if you want to get a sense of current
> >> Mozilla behavior:
> >>   http://www.mozilla.org/projects/granparadiso/
> >
> > Yes. As in example:
> >
> > <object type="application/x-mplayer2" data="image.gif" width="300"
> > height="300"></object>
> >
> > FF2 would load the wmp plugin and have the wmp embed the image, where
> > as in FF3 (and Opera), the type is ignored and the server type is
> > honored.
>
> But how do these latest versions work with the example I posted? [1][2]

Works fine except that FF doesn't have default width and height styles
for plugins, so if you don't specify the dimensions, you can't see
them.

FWIW, I like how Opera does goes with  a default width and height if
they're not specified.

> The idea is to have OBJECT work on par with IMG which does reasonable
> things without any type hints or height and width set.
>
> [1]: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Aug/att-0027/>
> [2] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0785.html>


-- 
Michael
Received on Wednesday, 22 August 2007 00:19:28 UTC

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