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Re: Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: Brian V Bonini <b-bonini@cox.net>
Date: 29 Jun 2003 10:09:05 -0400
To: Ben Meadowcroft <cee.plus@virgin.net>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1056895745.30547.9.camel@gfxdesign>

On Sat, 2003-06-28 at 19:10, Ben Meadowcroft wrote:
> 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?

Probably for the same reasons we have <img> and not <image>
Received on Sunday, 29 June 2003 10:04:46 GMT

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