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Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: J. King <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 17:38:12 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <oprrhydyebk4suho@mail.dark-phantasy.com>

It's been discussed that markup can easily be either too short or too long. 

Since <object> is likely to be used quite extensively in XHTML 2.0, it 
would seem to be preferable to shorten it to something like <obj>, which 
can still be rather easily decyphered--more easily than some old HTML 
elements and attributes, even.  Given the nature of <object> and its new 
importance, cutting the extra three character would make inserting images 
into XHTML 2.0 documents less of a chore than it would otherwise have to 

Though since <object> is already well established, this would make 
transition a little less obvious, but things are getting seriously jumbled 
and rearranged anyway--would it not be a reasonable change?

J. King
Received on Saturday, 28 June 2003 18:10:17 UTC

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