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Re: <video> element feedback

From: Arun Ranganathan <arunranga@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:57:11 -0700
Message-ID: <460B00D7.6030900@aol.com>
To: bzbarsky@MIT.EDU
CC: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>, public-html@w3.org, WHAT Working Group Mailing List <whatwg@whatwg.org>


>> Also, in reality everybody adds a two big attributes for Internet 
>> Explorer’s plugin finder, and an <embed> tag inside the object for 
>> Mozilla’s plugin finder (which still only works with <embed> and not 
>> <object>).
>
> Sorry, that's false.  Plug-ins work fine with <object> in Mozilla, 
> _unless_ you use a "classid" attribute with a value that is an ActiveX 
> component ID.  If you do that, Mozilla will fall back, since it 
> doesn't support ActiveX plug-ins.
>
> Now the problem is that the _only_ way IE supports plug-ins via 
> <object> is if they're ActiveX and the right component ID is 
> specified.  It doesn't support dispatch based on MIME type.  So you 
> get the nesting you mentioned.  Oh, and IE does something broken if 
> you nest <object> inside <object>; otherwise authors could use 
> <object> inside <object> instead of <embed> inside <object> as they do 
> now.
>
A dated but germane discussion can be found here:

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Using_the_Right_Markup_to_Invoke_Plugins

-- A*
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2007 23:57:35 GMT

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