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Re: XHTML 2 WD: Embedding Attribute Collection Comments

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 08:28:26 +0200 (MEST)
To: "Tom McDonnell" <qirexrd@hotmail.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <15464.1054276106@www42.gmx.net>

Sorry, I read this out of context and still without noticing any following
message:

First of all, I fully agree to this objection, because I look at it as a
redundant functionality, too. Second, I have to bring up the question if there
are no rendering problems expected, expressed by performance losing...? If you
don't declare any width or height information, you will IMO force all
browsers to calculate these data themselves.


Regards,
 Jens Meiert.



> Having reviewed the latest Working Draft, I felt I must comment on the 
> Embedding Attribute Collection.
> 
> I don't see any need for the collection, the <object> element already 
> provides this functionality. Take the first example in the working draft:
> 
> <p src="holiday.png" type="image/png">
>     <span src="holiday.gif" type="image/gif">
>         An image of us on holiday.
>     </span>
> </p>
> 
> Shouldn't this be done:
> 
> <object data="holiday.png" type="image/png">
>   <object data="holiday.gif" type="image/gif">
>     <p>An image of us on holiday</p>
>   </object>
> </object>
> 
> Ditto can be applied to the table example.
> 
> I really feel the working drafts example is misuse of <p> element; the 
> collection is blurring the lines of the purpose of elements. The generic 
> <object> element was designed encapsulate fallback logic, so I cannot 
> understand why this new attribute collection has been introduced to serve 
> the same purpose. I suggest it be dropped.
> 
> Tom McDonnell
> 
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