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[Bug 15166] New: We now have built-in tags for images, audio, and video: <img src="image.jpg" /> <audio src="audio.mp3" /> <video src="video.mp4" /> This allows us to embed images, audio, and video in webpages without the need of proprietary plugins, such as Adobe Flash.

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Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:21:26 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-15166-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15166

           Summary: We now have built-in tags for images, audio, and
                    video: <img src="image.jpg" /> <audio src="audio.mp3"
                    /> <video src="video.mp4" /> This allows us to embed
                    images, audio, and video in webpages without the need
                    of proprietary plugins, such as Adobe Flash.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
We now have built-in tags for images, audio, and video:

<img src="image.jpg" />
<audio src="audio.mp3" />
<video src="video.mp4" />

This allows us to embed images, audio, and video in webpages without the need
of proprietary plugins, such as Adobe Flash. 

However, there is also the need to embed text documents in webpages as well.
For instance, a new document tag could be defined for this purpose:

<document src="document.pdf" />

This would allow us to embed any document, such as eBooks, user manuals,
research papers, etc., without needing to use plugins such as Adobe Acrobat.
Just as there are many formats for images, audio, and video, there are also
many formats for electronic documents, such as ePub, XPS, PS, TeX, but PDF
(which became open source in 2008) is by far the most popular one. We should
make the document tag an HTML5 standard so that PDF documents can be natively
supported by browsers.

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