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Re: lowsrc attribute

From: Toby Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 17:38:19 +0000
To: www-html@w3.org
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On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 07:48:57 -0800 (PST)
Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com> wrote:

| Which browsers support this attribute? Is it part of
| an html specification? 

AFAIK, it's never been part of any official recommendation, but it was a good idea in some ways.

With XHTML 1.1, something similar can be achieved with nested <object> elements, something like:

<object data="trailer.mpeg" type="video/mpeg" height="90" width="160">
 <object data="screen_shot.jpeg" type="image/jpeg"height="90" width="160">
   <p>
    <a href="trailer.mpeg">Download the trailer</a> or
    <a href="screen_shot.jpeg">look at a screen shot</a>.
   </p>
 </object>
</object>

Browsers with MPEG abilities (through plugins, whatever) will show an embedded video, while more primative graphical browsers (such as those in PDAs) will show just a still image. Text-only browsers will give links to the files for downloading and later viewing in a GUI (or maybe passing through aalib)

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