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Re: HTML5 object element - classid or not classid?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:32:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808051920260.5136@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> Ian Hickson:
> > The only way for an <object> element in an HTML5 document to have the 
> > classid="" attribute at the moment is for the doucment in question to 
> > be non-conforming.
> Ok, would be fine, if the definition section would reflect this ;o)

How does it not reflect this? Nothing in the spec today allows authors to 
use the classid="" attribute, therefore it isn't allowed.

> As already explained, it is bad style to talk about an attribute not 
> defined at all [...] and to explain in the definition section of the 
> HTML5 object element, what happens if it is used anyway.

We have to define what happens when this attribute is used, because there 
are pages that exist today that depend upon it being used in a particular 

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