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[Bug 6102] New: Please do not break applet element in HTML 5

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Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:45:08 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6102-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6102

           Summary: Please do not break applet element in HTML 5
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#the-applet
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: kenneth.russell@sun.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


I am the technical lead of the Java Plug-In at Sun Microsystems. This software
provides Java applet support in the web browser.

I apologize for filing this bug this late, but it was just pointed out that the
current HTML 5 specification obsoletes the applet element. It is true that it
has been deprecated for some time.

It isn't clear to me from reading the section in the specification whether this
step will cause browser vendors to no longer support the applet tag. I am
writing to ask that, if this is the case, that this element be left as
deprecated, incorporating its previous full specification.

We at Sun are continuing to progress applet technology; please see
https://jdk6.dev.java.net/plugin2/ . While we certainly appreciate the desire
to treat all extension technologies equally, there is a large amount of
existing Java content on the web which uses the applet tag, and the applet tag
continues to be a convenient, cross-browser shorthand.

Please continue to include the applet element as part of the HTML 5
specification, even in deprecated form.


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