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Re: LONGDESC: some current problems and a proposed solution added to the wiki

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 09:53:52 +0100
Message-ID: <46876BA0.60503@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C HTML Mailing List <www-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> It is questionable whether embed needs to have 
 > fallback content [...]

<embed> /absolutely/ needs fallback content.

It is a kludge, proposed  only because
(a) some browsers support it, and
(b) Microsoft have hijacked <object>.

To hear someone as knowledgeable
as Lachlan argue that it might not
need fallback content is intensely
depressing, harking as it does to the
pre-accessibility, pre-enlightenment,
dark ages ...

Philip Taylor
Received on Sunday, 1 July 2007 08:55:16 UTC

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