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Re: Problem with Macromedia Flash

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 21:32:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411142130150.26976@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> c) define a DTD of your own that allows the <embed> element
>    and its attributes

Note that doing this is no better than simply using <embed> with the HTML4 
DTD. Worse, in a way, since now your document is non-conformant in two 
ways instead of just one.

Mind you, for people using Flash, conformance to standards presumably has 
gone out of the window anyway, so that is probably a moot point. (What 
with Flash being proprietary, non-standard, and all.)

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