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embed (was NEW: Issue #1783)

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 14:39:08 +0100
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org


In issue 1783 [http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1783] 
Simon Pieters comments on the editorial note on HTML technique H64 ("Is it 
true that noembed can go either beside or inside embed? Is there a 
preference?"), claiming that embed is an empty element type. However, embed 
is a proprietary extension of HTML, so the truth of such claims depends on 
the implementation.
In Netscape's documentation 
[http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/library/manuals/1998/htmlguide/tags14.html#1286379], 
the syntax suggests that there can be content inside the start and end tag, 
but the example uses empty element notation (although this is not 100% 
certain without a DTD).
In Microsoft's documentation 
[http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/embed.asp] 
does not state whether it is an empty element or not; the statement that 
"This element does not require a closing tag." is inconclusive in this regard.
(J.J. Solari's custom DTD 
[http://www.yoyodesign.org/doc/dtd/xhtml1-embed.html.en#add2] allows 
noembed and other content to appear inside embed, but that does not 
constitute evidence.)
It appears that we need better information from browser manufacturers to 
solve the question in the editorial note.

Regards,

Christophe Strobbe


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