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Re: Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: Ben Meadowcroft <cee.plus@virgin.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 00:10:09 +0100
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J. King wrote:
> 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 be.
> 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?

No, it's only three characters for goodness sake, why bother?

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