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

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:56:19 +1000
Message-ID: <468652F3.2070204@lachy.id.au>
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Robert Burns wrote:
> I've seen a several dismissive remarks on adding a <picture> element in 
> the HTML5 discussions. However, the need for a new embedded element with 
> fallback content for still images is far more important than adding 
> <video> and <audio>.

That's because fixing the existing <object> element, which at least 
already works in some UAs, provides a much better solution than 
introducing a new element that doesn't work in any UA.

<object data="image">fallback</object> is equivalent to the <picture> idea.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Saturday, 30 June 2007 12:56:28 UTC

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