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[whatwg] <object> behavior

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 04:57:27 -0400
Message-ID: <op.u0f250wi1ejg13@sandra-svwliu01>
On Mon, 14 Sep 2009 08:42:10 -0400, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

>  We (Gecko) consider it a bug that a display:none <object> in a document  
> doesn't instantiate the plug-in.

BTW, what is the reason for considering it a bug? Is it because:

{
visibility: hidden;
width: 0;
height: 0;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
line-height: 0;
font-size: 0
border: 0
}

is insufficient and or a pain when you want to load a plug-in but  
completely hide it so it's as if it's not there layout-wise?

Or, is there some other reason(s)?

Do you know of any sites that would work better if the bug was fixed? Know  
any sites that'd break or begin to unexpectedly load a bunch of <object>'s  
that weren't meant to be loaded yet?

If the change is trivial, maybe someone can throw up an experimental FF or  
webkit binary with the fix. (Or, provide it as an about:config option in  
the trunk builds like the HTML5 parser option is).

Then, I can test how things work and give feedback.

Thanks

-- 
Michael
Received on Friday, 18 September 2009 01:57:27 UTC

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