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Re: LONGDESC: some current problems and a proposed solution added to the wiki

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 22:27:01 -0500
Message-Id: <E2244150-56E7-4F3A-A24E-244A5C9EF545@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>

On Jul 2, 2007, at 10:04 PM, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> I remember Chris Wilson saying he will not fix IE bugs if it  
> affects an
> unspecified number of users. Basically that means that until IE  
> disappears, a
> new element like <picture> is *way* more realistic than pretending  
> that
> <object> will ever be interoperable.

To be fair, I can't imagine how it would break any HTML in the wild  
if IE and every other browser made these simplest forms of object  
just work with reasonable default parameters :

<object data='myimage'>

<object data='myvideo'>

<object data='myaudio'>

<object title="my way cool 2d animated drawing" type='image/canvas'>

(obviously only for browsers that already support the canvas API or  
have suitable plugin to draw on)

<object data=myflash'>

Am I just being too naive?

Take care,
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 03:27:11 UTC

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