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Re: Short-term workarounds - - <source> in <video>

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:22:24 +0000 (UTC)
To: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0910230320480.15881@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 22 Oct 2009, Joe D Williams wrote:
> 
> " ... are only short-term workarounds, and the same applies to, e.g., 
> <source> in <video>, or <command>, ... "
> 
> this quote was in another topic but it caught my eye because I'm not 
> sure how <source> constitutes a workaround; what is the problem allowing 
> multiple <source > elements is not solving?

What I meant was that the same problem that affected <itemref> in legacy 
browsers would also affect <source> in legacy browsers.

e.g.

   <video>
    <source>
    <div></div>
   </video>

...gets parsed as (modulo whitespace):

   <video>
    <source>
     <div></div>
    </source>
   </video>

...in legacy UAs.

My point was that that wasn't a big deal and would not be a kiler problem 
for <itemref>.

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