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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 23:18:47 -0500
Message-Id: <C7D29C3A-43BB-43CB-89F6-45F7B1A21DA4@robburns.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>

Let me add one more to this list (for html <iframe> type use):

<object data='myhtml'>
fallback
</object>

On Jul 2, 2007, at 10:27 PM, Robert Burns wrote:

> 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'>
fallback
</object>

<object data='myvideo'>
fallback
</object>

<object data='myaudio'>
fallback
</object>

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

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

<object data=myflash'>
fallback
</object>

> Am I just being too naive?
>
> Take care,
> Rob
>
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 04:19:01 UTC

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