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[whatwg] <object> behavior

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:18:50 -0500
Message-ID: <op.u4qfpogl1ejg13@sandra-svwliu01>
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:48:55 -0500, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Nov 2009, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
>> > >
>> > > O.K., so put simply, HTML5 should explicitly mention that the css
>> > > display property for <object>, <embed> (and <applet> in the handling
>> > > section) has absolutely no effect on plug-in instantiation and
>> > > destroying and has absolutely no effect on @src and @data resource
>> > > fetching.
>> > >
>> > > HTML5 could also be extra clear by example that display: none
>> > > doesn't destroy, or prevent the creation of, the plug-in instance
>> > > and that changing the display value doesn't destroy the instance.
>> > >
>> > > Lastly, HTML5 could briefly mention that what the plug-in does when
>> > > its window/area is not displayed because of display: none, is
>> > > plug-in and plug-in API dependent.
>> >
>> > I've added a note to this effect.
>>
>> Also see <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90268#c68>.
>> Should probably add a note in the spec that the css overflow and
>> position properties don't affect instantiation/destroying etc. (might as
>> well add visibility too). And, after that, it'd probably be best to note
>> that css in general doesn't affect instantiation/destroying (to avoid
>> having to keep on adding CSS properties to the list)
>>
>> Something like this:
>>
>> Note: The above algorithm is independent of CSS. For example, it runs
>> even if the element is hidden or out-of-view because of the 'display',
>> 'position', 'visibility' and 'overflow' properties.
>>
>> Further, changing the value of any CSS property does not cause the above
>> algorithm to run again on the element. For example, changing the
>> element's 'display' property from 'inline-block' to 'none' does not
>> destroy the loaded resource.
>
> Fair enough. Done something like the above.

That'll work. Could you make the change for <embed> and <applet> too when  
you have time?

Thanks

-- 
Michael
Received on Thursday, 10 December 2009 09:18:50 UTC

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