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Re: handling fallback content for still images

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 05:24:16 -0500
Message-Id: <3B1A9DD3-E7FC-4320-A7BA-5B095DBAB6D5@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>

Hi Sander,

On Jul 3, 2007, at 5:12 AM, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

> At 04:52 -0500 UTC, on 2007-07-03, Robert Burns wrote:
>>> <http://santek.no-ip.org/~st/tests/picturetag/>.
>> I was trying to set something like this up on the wiki, but I don't
>> think it's going to work there.
>> <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SimpleObject>
>> Would you mind trying something like this for fallback:
>> <picture src="Acid2.png"> <object data="Acid2.png"> <param
>> name="src"  value="Acid2.png" >fallback </object> </picture>
> Done.

Thanks for adding that. I think your approach could definitely ease  
and promote adoption. With <object> in Safari I'm getting a slightly  
smaller frame with scrollers. So the <object>. approach might require  
even more markup.

Aside from <picture> (and <video>, <audio>, <canvas>, etc).. it would  
really be good to get UAs to properly support <object> with no  
scrollers and no need for <param> and other superfluous markup.

Take care,
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 10:24:56 UTC

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