WaSP Asks the W3C (2005)

I was wondering how OBJECT is supposed to work in future versions of 
XHTML when XHTML 2.0 changes the name of the DATA attribute to SRC. 
Also, how relevant is OBJECT in XHTML 2.0?

On EMBED, it is widely supported and I believe WHATWG might standardize 
its behavior. Of course, it has the wrong name and such, but its 
fallback mechanism is equily backwards compatible to OBJECT. Perhaps 
better, as OBJECT is not entirely correctly implemented by IE. (Although 
Dean Edwards found a fix for |data="image/*"|.)

And how far is this future were non-strict web content breaks? Now even 
mobile devices can render the most ugly nested tag soup usable and this 
size of including such a parser is probably negligible I think we might 
never lose it. There is even an effort going on to standardize HTML 
parsing rules. With other words: defining error handling similar to CSS.

(Via: <http://www.webstandards.org/learn/askw3c/may2005.html>)

  Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 25 May 2005 06:41:43 UTC