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RE: OBJECT out of hand

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 15:43:16 PDT
Message-ID: <19980501224316.4832.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
>The <OBJECT> tag is designed to allow for many different data formats.  
With
>the IMG tag, if you wanted to put in some kind of data that would go to 
a
>plugin, (not that I'm advocating plugins, I don't like them, but this 
is
>just an example.)  You wouldn't want to use the <IMG> tag if this 
plugin is
>given data that tells it how to make an HTML-based form that creates, 
say,
>mailing labels. (I don't know why you would use a plugin for this, but 
it's
>only an example)

Right. That _wouldn't_ go in an IMG tag because it isn't an image. 
That's what OBJECT should be used for. It just shouldn't be used for 
everything.

>As much as I like the idea of the <OBJECT> tag, I don't think that 
<IMG> and
><APPLET> should be deprecadated.  They do make it easier to understand 
how a
>page is layed out if you just look at the source.  Besides, the <IMG> 
tag is
>so well known that (my guess) probably 75% of web authors (including 
those
>who use programs that keep the old tags) will continue to use <IMG>.

My point exactly.
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