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Re: Shorten <object> in XHTML 2.0?

From: J. King <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 09:26:26 -0400
To: "www-html.w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
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On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:44:42 +0900 (JST), Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org> 
wrote:

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

Ah, thank you.  Though I was aware of the embedded attribute collection, I 
hadn't given it much thought at the time, and so it slipped my mind after a 
while.
Semantically speaking, though, it seems somewhat odd to have an image as a 
source for a paragraph--one would normally expect that to be text, no?

-- 
J.
Received on Monday, 30 June 2003 09:26:27 GMT

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