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Re: Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: Robin Lionheart <w3c-ml@robinlionheart.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 19:49:39 -0400
Message-ID: <008801c33e9a$81f41a90$117de518@lionsden>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

> IE is so horribly broken in this respect, it would be better to prevent 
> authors from trying to make it work and going crazy in the attempt (it 
> is rather futile, I have yet to see anyone accomplish it in any 
> reasonable way).

On my personal website (www.robinlionheart.com), my philosophy is
to write XHTML pages using image <object>s and <q>s throughout.
But even for a personal site, I'm not going to shut out 90% of browser 

So IE/Win users load a JavaScript that converts the image <object>s
to <img>s and the <q>s to curly quotes. The other major browsers
don't need any workaround.

There is a moment during loading when IE/Win prerenders the page
full of scrollbarred images and empty of quotation marks. Then the
onLoad kicks in and runs down the DOM replacing them with
something IE can handle.

The glimpses of brokenness are just my way of evangelizing
Received on Sunday, 29 June 2003 19:56:07 UTC

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