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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:57:16 +0200
To: "Robert Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tuqjlqmm64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 14:40:27 +0200, Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com> 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>. I'm not saying I'm against those new elements, but  
> the need for them is far less than for a new embedded content element  
> with fallback for still images.

What are you basing this statement on, exactly?

Also, introducing a new container for images has been tried before and it  
didn't really work out so well although support for <object> is improving.


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Anne van Kesteren
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Received on Saturday, 30 June 2007 12:57:27 UTC

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