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Re: Is it so hard to generate compliant software ?

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 24 Jun 2002 12:30:25 -0400
To: "Goessner / MecXpert" <goessner@mecxpert.de>
Cc: <www-math@w3.org>, <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7y9d4hc66.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

"Goessner / MecXpert" <goessner@mecxpert.de> writes:

> Here is an example using IE6, SvgViewer 3.0 and Mathplayer 1.0 beta 4.
[snip]
>   <object id="MathPlayer"
> classid="clsid:32f66a20-7614-11d4-bd11-00104bd3f987"></object>
>   <object id="AdobeSVG"
> classid="clsid:78156a80-c6a1-4bbf-8e6a-3cd390eeb4e2"></object>

How is one to remember these classid values?  :-)  ...  :-{

This strikes me as unsound practice.  Why should content providers
have to deal with them?

Do such methods conform to W3C WAI guidelines?

In fact, why don't the <object> elements have mime type attributes
that enable a user to configure his/her platform according to
taste?

                                    -- Bill
Received on Monday, 24 June 2002 12:30:31 GMT

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