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RE: EMBED element

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 13:27:45 -0700
Message-ID: <D70342829C12D2119D0700805FBECA2F75F150@red-msg-55.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'nir dagan'" <dagan@upf.es>, josh@zafu.com
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
The guidelines empahsize writing in valid HTML.

Let's be realistic folks.  EMBED is not "invalid HTML", it's a
browser-specific tag, but that alone doesn't make it bad.  At the Face2Face
meetings in Peterborough, I pointed out that the guidelines also said "Don't
use <BLINK> and <MARQUEE> because they are propriety."

Well, that's not a good enough reason not to use them.  The guidelines
should focus on the accessibility aspects of things and that's all. 

Charles Oppermann
Program Manager, Active Accessibility, Microsoft Corporation
mailto:chuckop@microsoft.com http://microsoft.com/enable/
"A computer on every desk and in every home, usable by everyone!"
Received on Tuesday, 28 July 1998 16:29:28 UTC

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