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Re: handling fallback content for still images

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 09:17:39 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20707050017p6d963223od27364047b7e9742@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

2007/7/5, Robert Burns:
>
> > http://www.websandbox.net/media/examples/ietest.xml
>
> Disappointing. Safari too shows the fallback content along with the image.

Same result with Safari 3.0.2 for Windows.

> Firefox and Opera (on Mac OS X) do the right thing though.

Not for me (on Windows).

Firefox (2.0.0.4) doesn't show the first image nor its fallback
content (nothing at all, as if it weren't in the page)

Opera (9.21) shows "Image" in a "box" (i.e. missing image without
@alt) for the first image (i.e. rich fallback isn't displayed)

> When IE (ir?) adds easy XHTML support, perhaps they can have that fixed.

They probably won't. XHTML (i.e. application/xhtml+xml) on the web has
failed, that's why we're here discussing HTML 5 (because it means
XForms on the Web has failed too).

Eventually serving XHTML as application/xml could work but a) you have
to provide a full-fledge CSS stylesheet (browsers don't use their
"default stylesheet for HTML" in this case) and b) at the cost of
losing "support" for non-XML-aware browsers.

-- 
Thomas Broyer
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2007 07:17:46 UTC

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