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Re: Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:44:42 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20030630.144442.108752396.mimasa@w3.org>
To: www-html@w3.org

"J. King" <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com> wrote:

> And, considering 
> object nesting for alternative content and the fact that <object> will take 
> on the role of <img/> as well as its current one, it will be used -quite- 
> extensively.

I don't think so.  I don't expect people would use 'object' for simple
image inclusions in XHTML 2.0.

I think an argument like "you have to use 'object' instead of 'img'
in XHTML 2.0" is over-hyped.  It was the case in the first Working
Draft, but since the second Working Draft the spec introduced
the Embedding Attribute Collection [1], which means any element can
embed an external resource (such as image), not just 'object'.  Most
simple image inclusions will be done through the 'src' and 'type'
attributes, and only complex cases will be dealt by the 'object'

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xhtml2-20030506/mod-attribute-collections.html#col_Embedding

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 30 June 2003 01:44:44 UTC

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