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<applet>, <object>, and XHTML

From: Christopher R. Maden <crism@yomu.com>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 07:10:13 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-html@w3.org, www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-id: <20000518.7101347@crism.pacbell.net>
In HTML 4.01, <applet> is formally deprecated in favor of <object> 
(13.4).  The strict DTD only has <object>; both are present in the loose DTD.

In XHTML 1.0, there is no editorializing on the subject.  Both are 
absent from the strict DTD, and both are present in the transitional 
DTD.  The prose is silent.

In XHTML 1.1, <applet> is present and <object> is missing altogether.  There 
is a module in XHTML modularization for each, but the XHTML 1.1 driver file 
chooses <applet> over <object>.

Why?

-Chris

(Yes, I know last call is over.  I don't typically use either of these 
elements, and only noticed the discrepancy today.)
-- 
Christopher R. Maden, Solutions Architect
Yomu: <URL:http://www.yomu.com/>
One Embarcadero Center, Ste. 2405
San Francisco, CA 94111
Received on Thursday, 18 May 2000 03:13:58 GMT

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