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[Bug 11773] New: Re: applet obsoleted It seems that the committee is being deliberately hostile to Java applets. This is based on the fact that, with the proposed change, it will no longer be possible to include an applet in such a way as to be compatible with all browse

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:59:15 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11773-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11773

           Summary: Re: applet obsoleted It seems that the committee is
                    being deliberately hostile to Java applets.  This is
                    based on the fact that, with the proposed change, it
                    will no longer be possible to include an applet in
                    such a way as to be compatible with all browse
           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
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top

Comment:
Re: applet obsoleted

It seems that the committee is being deliberately hostile to Java applets. 
This is based on the fact that, with the proposed change, it will no longer be
possible to include an applet in such a way as to be compatible with all
browsers that support applets.    It is desirable to write HTML code that will
work on all browsers that support the required features.  There are older
browsers that recognize Java applets but predated any alternative to the
<applet> tag.  Conforming to the proposed new standard requires breaking such
browsers.  And the incompatibility is completely unnecessary.  There is no
justification for breaking older browsers on that point.  The <object> syntax
is messier (because it tries to handle more things than just applets.)    The
original setup for applets had a simple, readable design.  The new proposal is
convoluted and unreadable and will not work on some browsers.  Standards
should increase compatability, not restrict it.

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