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Re: Device upload for all platforms -- the official HTML WG position

From: George Hobbs <ghobbs@onebox.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 16:26:14 -0500 (EST)
To: "Steven Pemberton" <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20000228212541.QWTU23220.mta05.onebox.com@onebox.com>
---- "Steven Pemberton" <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
> The <object> element is a part of HTML 4, which was created by a 
> group of representatives from many companies. It is not a 
> platform-dependent or vendor-dependent element.

Take a closer look at it, it is Microsoft/Intel-specific.  If 
any non-wintel browsers implement it, I would like to know how 
they parse MS object-id hex strings.

The W3C should get out of the business of vendor-specific 
extensions to HTML.  The sooner we have Device Upload, 
instead of the OBJECT/EMBED fiasco, the better.  The way 
things are now, the W3C looks like a partisan tool of 
MS and/or Intel.  Until we get Device Upload, the non-wintel 
communities will remain disenfranchised by the W3C.

- George

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Received on Monday, 28 February 2000 17:07:21 UTC

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